I've been MIA with my blog lately, but all with good reason. I've had four people read my WIP and after their feedback, I'm completely reworking it. I think now that they have helped me "see" some problems with it, I have been able to move myself forward as a writer. I feel like I'm taking it to the next level. Whether that will be enough, I shall see. Regardless, I'm feeling very good about the direction I'm headed in with it.
A lot of writers have their first novel shelved, but as for myself, I don't know that I'm willing to commit more time to writing another if this is unsuccessful. It's a good story, unique, as is my background, but I just have to get my writing up to where it needs to be. In the meantime, I will keep going. I'm eager to start the query process but I need to have this as good as I can get it first.