Okay, so it’s from my mommy, but still.
I sent her the full soft manuscript of Primeval two days ago, and she proceeded to stay up all night reading it all the way through, which to me, is a rave review in and of itself. I called her today, and we had a chat about it. She gave me the five words that every author dreams of hearing: “I couldn’t put it down.”
I asked her if she really did like it, and I added the inevitable, “You’re not just saying that because you’re my mommy, are you?” (Yes, gentle viewers, I do still call her Mommy/Mama. Sue me.) Anyway, she said that she genuinely thought it was amazing, and proceeded to laud the descriptions, the characters, the world-building, and the plot, which showed me that she at least actually read it. We discussed a few things I want to change, but the big parts I wanted to come across did so loud and clear, and so I therefore consider my first draft a triumph. Although greater folks than I have played this game and failed, do allow me this fuzzy warm little glow of goldy-colored hope. It is quite comforting to think that perhaps my long hours of toil produced something worthy.
Exciting. What a glorious thing.
Stay tuned, gentle viewers. More to follow.
Posted on May 3, 2010, in Uncategorized, writing progress and tagged emmie mears, excitement, fiction, first draft, magic, mommy, novel, progress, reviews, shapeshifters, vampires, witches, work, writing, writing process, yaya. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.