During this incredibly long, learning process, there are a few reasons to keep plugging away at it (besides hoping that you’re one of the thousands of new authors who actually gets published). One of them is hearing friends read my book and love it. The other is letting complete strangers read it and love it.
You all know my beta readers have been plugging through, giving critiques. I have one beta reader in particular who also shows me things she especially likes. When I come across ones I am particularly excited about, I’ll share them. Also, quotes that I love or that others have loved I’m going to start posting on the “Quotes” page either under “My Book” or in the column on the left.
Here’s the first: “By the end, he was convinced of her conceit; she was convinced she’d left a favorable impression. Only one of them was correct.”
Here’s my beta’s comment: “Nice line. Very Austen. Very Austen, in fact.”
My thought: You can compare me to Austen any day!!!