My friend read one of my rewrites - the first 5,000 words - which is what Amazon's Breakthrough Novel Award reads to determine whether or not you get to move on to the quarter finals, and she said she really liked it!! I'm so excited. I'm so motivated to keep on working on the next few chapters. My friend made it to the quarter finals in this year's ABNA 2010 award. She is an awesome writer and I totally value her opinion!!