A couple of months ago, I sent a portion of my book to the Christian Writers' Guild critique service. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I thought it would give me a good idea if I should push forward with the idea of getting it published, and continuing to write.
I was quite nervous when the critique arrived in the mail... To be honest, I expected more criticism than encouragement, and wouldn't have been surprised if the overall gist was something to the effect of, "Don't waste your time!"
Instead, I was so encouraged. The best part was the statement that they suspect I am already a published author, based on the strength of what I gave them. Wow!
So, I'm very excited, but now I have to figure out what my next step should be!