Emily O’Connor, Aspiring Children’s Book Author-South Dakota

I submit­ted my first manuscript to Eileen Robinson. I am a new writer overwhelmed by the process required to be published. The critique was the most benef­i­cal step I could have ever taken at this point in my publish­ing journey. Eileen was very thorough, nutur­ing, and positive. Although my manuscript was not as devel­oped as I had thought, I was never made to feel I had failed. Instead, her critique of my work left me feeling deter­mined and motivat­ed to devel­op my writing skills. I am seeing my story from a complete­ly differ­ent angle and it is excit­ing. I appre­ci­ate the time Eileen spent explain­ing her sugges­tions and re-routing my journey. Without her, I would have submit­ted an incom­plete manuscript and faced many unnec­es­sary rejec­tions. For now, submit­ting to a publish­ing compa­ny must wait, but I am confi­dent I will reach that point someday. I feel very fortu­nate to have been helped by Eileen Robinson, and I will look to her for more advice and direc­tion in the future.

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