Yeah, yikes. But they were all so very helpful! My critique partner gave comments about awkward sentence phrasing, things that were repeated (for example; my MC looked up twice in the same paragraph), grammatical blunders, and overall nit-picking which was very beneficial. She sees so many things, that despite how many times I stare at the same page, I don't see.
I'm so very thankful for all of my critique partners and all of their help! The revisions are going well for Silent Beauty. I tested the waters and sent out a query to an agent, but got a quick rejection. No problem though! I'm going to focus on finishing these revisions and possibly starting rewriting an older novel.
Normal life... has been a bit more stressful than writing. I'm struggling to find a place to live. I have to move out of my current place by July 29th and I can't afford to live in a one bedroom by myself, but I don't have a roommate. I work 2 jobs (one I love, one I don't like) and neither really pay well. It's been... so stressful. I come home from a ten hour day of nannying and try to figure it out, but I usually just end up in tears. I'm a planner, though apparently not when it comes to writing, and not knowing where I'm gonna live in less than two months is freaking me out.
And I'm struggling with finding purpose in my non-writing life. I work two jobs. I'm twenty-five and not married. I get questions about when I'm going to get married or when I'm going to actually date someone. They are hurtful. I already feel like I'm defective. Several of my friends have announced they are having their SECOND child now, and I'm still sitting on the couch eating Oreos and trying to imagine what it would be like to even have a boyfriend again. And I've been binge watching Star Trek. I love it, but it can get a little lonely when you start talking to the television. Which leads to this... awesome, but some people don't understand.
To sum up, revisions are going very well and as to being an adult, it sucks. How's everything going for you?