The feedback loop
Releasing a book into the hands of readers can be exciting as well as anxiety-producing. I love getting feedback, positive and negative, because it helps my become a better writer. While writing BLIGHT, I was getting regular feedback from my sister and my niece during the process. Now that I’m done, I have started to let people read it and the feedback is coming in. Very positive so far. Just yesterday I was sent an e-mail of an instant message exchange between my sister and her friend Melanie as they discussed the book late the previous night. It is so helpful to see the different interpretations that exist, the opinions about what will happen next, as well as the spots where I’ve confused readers by not identifying the pronouns (gasp!). But general positive tone makes me eager to start writing the final book. If all goes according to plan, I’ll start in December during the holidays.
I have PDF versions of WRETCHED and BLIGHT available for readers. As I just said, getting feedback is very helpful as a writer. If you’re interested in reading, shoot me an e-mail.