Listening to: Switchfoot, "More Than Fine"
Attention writer friends: In researching agents to query, I discovered that Caren Johnson is giving away a free 3-chapter or 30-page and synopsis critique. Details here, toward the bottom of the post. Genre and subject don't matter--she'll critique it even if she doesn't rep it. Winner picked randomly and announced January 31.
An agent critique would be wonderful and nerve-wracking. I entered, because my nerves can always use some wracking--and my work can always use some, well...work.
If you don't feel that you are possibly on the edge of humiliating yourself, of losing control of the whole thing, then possibly what you are doing isn't very vital. If you don't feel like you are writing somewhat over your head, why do it? If you don't have some doubt of your authority to tell this story, then you are not trying to tell enough. --John Irving