Today’s adventure feels exciting! The full manuscript of The Faerie Thorn is now with the publisher, and I’m awaiting a decision. The fact that the publisher liked my work is brilliant : up until this point, the only people who had read my story, or listened to it, were friends and family (my cheer-leaders 🙂 ).
The landscape suddenly changed when I read that the publisher liked the story. I somehow felt more like a “proper” writer.
The thing is, proper writers have proper critics and proper reviews. And so for today’s adventure, I am asking a young reader whom I have never met , who doesn’t know me at all, to review my story.
The reader is a 13 year-old girl. She’s an avid reader and up for the job of casting a critical eye over my work. I requested a “no-holds-barred” review.
I sent the manuscript this morning.
I am holding my breath.
I am just going outside and may be some time.