Authors know what kind of blood, sweat, and tears go into the worlds you create. I say worlds because they’re not just books; they full of people you grow to love and you give them live, love, and sometimes death. I’ve got thousands of worlds alive in my head. It’s a busy place!! And yes, voices talk to me, but that’s beside the point. Anyway, after just having finished a 131,000 word world in Medieval Wales, I sent the manuscript off to my editor and to two Beta readers just to get their opinion. That’s nail-biting time!! If the readers hate it, well, it’s not like you can start a new book and re-arranging worlds is rather difficult. So you hope for the best.
One Beta reader got back to me last night and the other one this morning. I am one of the lucky authors that when I send them something to read, they drop everything to do it. One avoided cooking dinner for her family just to read it. LOL!! I trust these ladies, too, because they would be honest if they really didn’t like it. So here’s the feedback I’m getting for SERPENT:
“OMG, OMG, OMG – I LOVED IT!!!! I just finished – this will be a big hit! I think this should surpass your other recent releases!”
“I am filled with raw emotions! Your flowing words, in SERPENT, bring me smiles or make me shed tears! I am overwhelmed with beautiful emotions! It’s a little gem to discover! You really managed to touch me with the love story of your two main characters!”
As an author, this is what you want to hear! I am so overwhelmed this morning that this project seems to be heading in the right direction, so I sincerely hope you’ll read it. It’s available for pre-order right now on Amazon. If you read it, I hope you enjoy it, too!!