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Review:LindaSnape says:
While short, this is quite descriptive and beautiful and paints quite a realistic picture of the pains of love. It was a very original take on the situation and musings of Ginny, but one that I think is realistic. Not many people choose to write about this period in her life. I'm glad that you did.

I like how you portrayed Ginny. She isn't completely unaffected by Harry's leaving, but she isn't sobbing us a river, either. It's important to keep that balance, I think, and you managed to do both.

I liked this characterization of Ginny. Like I said before, it's spot on and I feel true to canon.

I didn't run into any grammatical or spelling errors that caught my eye so kudos there. I appreciate works that have that polished and professional look. It shows that you actually cared about the piece you've written.

Like I said before also, this was short, and yet I don't have a problem with that. Normally, I prefer longer works, but I think that you did this piece justice by keeping it the length that it was.

I don't think there was anything more to say.

If I had any criticisms it would be that the '10 minutes' seems jarring. I know technically it isn't considered improper, but I think ten minutes would fit in better. That's just my humble opinion, though, so if you like it - keep it that way. To me, it just seemed out of place.


Author's Response: Well hello there! Thanks for reviewing! :)

This just came to me, actually the day before my husband left. I planned to sit down and write my feelings down and turn it into something, and this was the result.

I like canon characterizations that are honest, and the thing is, people often either depict Ginny as this strong willed, unfeeling lady, or as this mushy, over the top kind of thing that just turns me off to her character. But I think she might be one of the most real characters that JK ever wrote, and so it was a pleasure to traipse inside her psyche, if only for about 15 minutes!

As for the grammar/spelling, I'm pretty pleased with myself, haha. I don't use betas, mostly because I get antsy waiting for the chapter back, so I usually post it and correct errors as I see them.

I also prefer longer fics, but I've always wanted to write one that's really short. There's a lot you can say in under 1000 words, and I never had the guts to try, but this really presented me with the perfect opportunity.

AND- I corrected the 10 minutes thing straight away- I completely agree with you there. It was jarring, and I vaguely recall thinking that when I posted it but I didn't do anything with it. It's been fixed.

Thanks you again so much for your review, it means a lot and I'm glad you liked it!!


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