Show, don't tell.
I got some feedback from one of my two readers. She was very helpful; she reinforced a few things I suspected about my writing and gave me some good ideas as well. I also figured out what I'm going to focus on for Jo Leigh's Uber Challenge: the art of showing. Here's an example:
"She required tidiness; even one small object out of place was a problem for her." The reader asks: "How does he know this? Show us how."
My response: good idea. There are many moments in the manuscript that could benefit from a good dose of showing.
As for compliments, the reader says, "I definitely want to know more about the world you've created, and how these two will work together." That was nice to hear.
In blog surfing news, some authors share their stories about getting published. Interesting and inspiring stuff.