Well, some encouragement today. Linnea Sinclair critiqued the first few paragraphs of my WIP and seemed to think I was doing most things right. My concern now is sustaining those "right" things throughout the course of the novel.
I've reached chapter 16. I'm only a few chapters from completing the novel. Then I need to go back and pass through it a few times to catch some of the things being pointed out to me in Linnea's online class.
The end is in sight, although it is still several weeks away.
School is ending for the students tomorrow. I think we're all driving each other crazy. It is high time for it to end for the year. This last week feels like a month.