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.
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