RYS story rates stories on a 10-1 scale. My story, which I thought would get a 3, maybe a 2, got an 8! Yup, and 8. Not as bad as ‘burn it’ but that’s bad. I know these things are subjective, but when you look at the comments and agree with most of them, yeah, it’s an 8. So, I have more things to do with this MS. A lot. One will be an easy fix, but will be a major change.
That 8 is the lowest score I’ve gotten from them. I’ve had a handful of 4s, and a 6, but never an 8. I thought for sure this one would be my highest!
On the plus side, I have plenty of time over this summer to work on it based on their comments, and get it to my critique partner. This Sunday, I leave for Summer Camp at the Barn at Highlights Foundation, and then in three weeks, after I drive my daughter to a camp, I’m staying at a hotel for a few days by myself to get more writing done.
As always, don’t give up. Keep pushing. This is a Dream, not just a Goal.