I received my evaluation on my entry for last week and I must tell you that I've never seen such a complete and detailed report. I wish I could say I ranked high or even good, but more important than that were the judges' combined comments pointing out my areas of weakness and how I could avoid making those same mistakes again. It was honest and it was fair.
I don't know the details of the Personal Evaluations available in Faith Writers on our work (mine was a freebie, chosen at random from all eligible entries), but if I had paid for it, it would have been money well-spent. If you feel you're stuck in a writing rut and don't know why you aren't moving ahead, I encourage you to look into this service that's available in FW for a very nominal fee. I won't look at my entries the same way again, I can promise you.
Many thanks to Deb and the others on the judging team for giving me this very detailed appraisal of my work. I very much hope I can implement the ideas into better-crafted Challenge entries.
"Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." Lamentations 3:22-23