So I'm supposed to post 550 words today, but I can't, sorry. Mainly because I started querying today. On one hand, I'm reluctant to post it because it's out and about and I would hate for an agent to think too much of it has been posted. On the other hand, the basic truth is I can't take anymore critiques. I know that sounds wimpy, but it's true. I have my manuscript in a place that works, devoid of any major problems. The thing is even my favorite books have some flaws, or maybe not flaws but things I would have done differently. And I'm sure I'm not capable of writing anything that is going to work perfectly for everyone. I really don't know who is. But since I've decided to leap forward, I can't second guess my words anymore. I'm sorry for not having a real post for this blogfest today, but I will be around to comment on your 550 words.
P.S. My friend and beta reader Maggie is an 8th grader in New Jersey. She's an awesome kid and she's entered a vocal competition. You can catch a video of her singing 1000 Miles by Vanessa Carlton here. She'd love it if you had time to create an account at that site and vote for her ;) Good luck Mag!