"I AM PERFECTLY CONVICED BY IT THAT MR. DARCY HAS NO DEFECT. HE OWNS IT HIMSELF WITHOUT DISGUISE" - Elizabeth Bennet
I fully admit that handing over my baby I have been working on since April to someone who really knows her stuff was scary but exciting. Do I really want to know how bad it is? Will she be impressed? Will she get hooked from the begining and want to read more? Will she see the subplots that I set up in the first chapter? Will she like the pros I use? I wasn't sure of what to expect. I did know it was not perfect and was prepared to see some red. I may be a writer, but I truly suck at editing my own stuff. Not only that, but this was my first attempt to write in the Regency time period and that can be challenging.
So when I got the edits back and read through them, I thought of the quote above. When Miss Elizabeth says this to Caroline Bingley, Mr. Darcy responds, "I have made no such pretention. I have faults enough, but they are not, I hope, of understanding." I am humbled to admit that I do have faults and my "baby", Mr. Darcy's Promise, will be picked through like the clearance rack at Kohls. But in the end.....I hope people will buy a "good find".
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