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*WOOHOO!* I’ve finished JOSH vs. LORD TERRA, Book 2 of the Super Space Kids series with a little help from my friends.
Last October an International Publisher requested JOSH AND THE IT and it’s now under their consideration.
Last November I first created JOSH vs. LORD TERRA as part of the NaNoWriMo writing challenge, completing the first draft in two weeks then started the second draft in earnest. Five drafts later, I launched JOSH VS LORD TERRA to Beta readers for critiquing.
Then I asked, ‘What else could I do to AMP my story to publishing standard?’
I zipped off my manuscript to Sally Odgers, editor extraordinaire wanting specific advice on strengths and weaknesses.
Sally Odgers, award winning children’s writer assessed and reviewed JOSH vs. LORD TERRA.
What did Sally’s say? … Here’s a glimpse from her 6 page report …
” … The aliens are suitably gruesome and the comic-book fight works nicely. I keep seeing this as a graphic novel or animated series! This entry advances the story in both action and character. Great pace.”
Assessment? … Yes? … No?
I highly recommend writers have their work professionally assessed after they’ve fully developed their story and had it critiqued by Beta readers.
A writer friend advised … ‘It’s the difference between a B+ manuscript and an A’.
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I followed Sally’s advice carefully fine-tuning the final draft to the MAX.
Its now ready to Blast off into the cosmos!
The countdown is on …
I’m transmitting positive Book Karma vibrations out to the universe and Beyond.
And for good measure, I’ll be zooming out to SUPERNOVA at the Brisbane RNA this Sunday 3rd April wearing my JOSH AND THE IT t-shirt and cap, of course … Please say hi )
I’m so excited with Sally’s Review and where it may lead.
I’m standing tippy toes on the Black Hole of doubt, refusing to look down. My eyes are open wide, concentrating on that dream haven in front of me … a place where Writers are called Authors.