Thanks so much to you supportive and encouraging friends for checking out my website, reading, and even commenting on my blog! (Special thanks to my brother Jon who gave the site a careful going over and provided valuable notes that helped me clean it up!) Your interest really gave me the impetus to move forward. Moving forward meant getting back to the writing itself.
I was able to get feedback from a few of you that, of my NaNoWriMo novels, The Bedroom Window most piques your interest. So that is the one I have been working on chapter by chapter, day by day, setbacks and all. I believe I have now created a readable manuscript. (Gratitude to my earliest reader, Jim, an Afghanistan veteran and scholar, who provided invaluable feedback early in the writing process that I hope helped me integrate some reality into my fiction).
If any of you would like to be among my first readers, please let me know. Initially, at least, I want to retain control over knowing who is reading my novel, so I have created a PDF version I can send if you let me know you’d like it. Just message me via the contact page and provide your email address.
Please feel no obligation to request my novel. I appreciate your support of my process without expectation that you read the product. I firmly believe the motto: “Every book its reader. Every reader a book.” I know we all have particular tastes in the kinds of novels we like, and I certainly won’t expect everyone to like my novel. But, if you do read it, I would appreciate hearing back from you any particular responses you might have – if there are parts that made you laugh or cry – if you found any part of the plot believable – if you identified with any of the characters or found their relationships relatable. Your positive, constructive feedback will be extremely valuable in helping me know whether and/or how to move forward. Thanks!