1. The people who have read it so far actually care about and connect with my main character.
2. I have writing strengths and weaknesses.
3. There was humor in my book and serious parts in my wip and people got it.
4. Ideas for new scenes.
5. I have room to develop other characters.
Looking at my work I can see the flaws. I can see the areas that need work. But I'm also really excited. A couple years ago I made the decision to quit working two jobs and focus on my writing. I figured there would always be time for me find a second part time job later but that I really wanted to see if I could make it as a writer. Since I make my living in the arts having only one job has meant making some sacrifices. Knowing that my wip has legs (even if they are wobbly fawn-like legs right now) makes me feel like I made the right choice.
I'm excited to begin the revision process.