Celebrations! I finished the first draft of my first book!

Yes! After six months of nights, weekends and spare time, I have finished the first draft of my Paradise Island manuscript. I have given it a quick review and tidied it up so that it is in a reasonable state for someone to read. I have sent it to someone in my family to give me a hard-hitting critique.

I have also supplied them with a questionnaire so that they can focus on certain aspects of the manuscript, like are the scenes descriptive enough? Does the scenes make sense? Do you like the characters? What do you think needs to be taken out? And what do you think is needed to improve the story?

I accept that following feedback, I will need to make more amendments. In the meantime, I will be working on my second book.