After sitting on pins and needles for the last couple weeks, I’ve finally heard back from my editor. She emailed me the line-edited manuscript with the editorial letter and the copy for the query letter and the book description for Amazon to come tomorrow.
All I can say is: Yay! Her comments so far were very positive. The zombies sufficiently creeped her out, and the story pulled her in all the way to the end 🙂
This preliminary praise was a huge relief to me. I’ve worked hard writing and extensively revising, and I feel like I have a good story. I’m no Dostoevsky, but I think it’s a fun, exciting young adult read. However, I know that I can’t be objective about my own work, and in the back of my mind, I’ve been wondering if I think it’s good, but maybe it really sucks. Now I know at least one other person, a professional in the publishing field no less, things it’s good 🙂
In other news, I’m in the process of contracting an awesome designer to create the cover for my novel 🙂 More on that in the next week, and I’m getting really excited to share my novel soon!
from an OBJECTIVE dad, it was very well written not my type of book but I enjoyed reading it