Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Looking for readers

Cover credit: Nate Hebbert -- Drawing/inking; Ryan Cooley -- Coloring/cover design

Dear friends,

I've been working on this book for the last 2.5 years, and I plan to eventually start pitching it to agents/editors. Before that, however, I'd like to do at least one more round of 10-or-so readers. If you're interested in being one of my guinea pigs, please leave a comment either here or on facebook, and I'll send you the file. Here's what I'm asking as far as feedback:

1. Where did you lose interest?
2. Were there things you didn't understand?
3. Were there things you just didn't believe?
4. Who was your favorite/least favorite character?
5. Was there anything you particularly liked (so I don't accidentally change that in a rewrite)?

Thanks! (Now here's hoping I get some takers...)

-Shannon

9 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, I love the cover!!!!!

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    1. Thanks! When you get time you'll have to read the latest draft of the story. Your feedback helped a lot, and I added a couple scenes and updated several others.

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    2. Also, my brother and my husband did an awesome job on that cover, didn't they? Neither of them had ever done anything like that before, and it turned out better than I had dared to hope. I was so proud/grateful. :-)

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  2. Send it to me I'd love to read it!

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  3. Shannon, I would love to read it! Sounds right up my alley...assuming it features a strong female lead. ;)

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    1. Michelle, define "strong"... let's put it this way: it's about a girl who doesn't think she's strong and adventurous--and doesn't WANT to be strong and adventurous--having to survive an adventure and stretch and grow. But she doesn't die, so I think she's strong, lol... I'll send it to you, and you can read it if you're still interested. :-)

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    2. Oh... I get the joke now. Guess I'm a little nervous to be sending this out. :-)

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