So, I received my entire manuscript back from one of my beta readers. And…she liked it. Here is the exact quote: “Very nice story! One of the best things I love to see captured in a book — and you did it very well — is a strong sense of justice and injustice. I absolutely LOVE any book that can get that in effectively, which you did very well. … Like I said, great story! With a re-write, I think this will be something really solid and great.”
I was so excited!!! Everyone else who’s read it has also liked it (even loved it), but I knew all of them (I mean, what if they were just trying not to hurt my feelings.) This is a complete stranger, and another writer, and she liked it too. This gives me hope. If I can get all the wrinkles ironed out, maybe, just maybe, I’ll one day see it in print.