I hadn't thought of that. Good point. As Georgina notes below, I'm trying to establish that the MC is lonely. So the first two lines read "Was it wrong to want someone to talk to? At first it hadn't seemed like too much for Eleanor to expect from her new school." I will mull it over some more.
I have a question for alumni of the Self Edit course. I'm signed up this summer for the course but I'm unsure how much time I should be planning to set aside for it. I wondered how others coped with studying alongside normal commitments. :)
I'd second this. I have been advised that because my teen WIP wouldn't fit on the Waterstones shelves I should write it down to MG. I'd be interested as to whether the teen readership bracket is completely unmarketable.