I have a new website! I welcome you to check it out and provide feedback. This is one of the things I’m doing to prepare for my agent pitch; it’s a way to let them know they’re dealing with a seasoned professional (or at least someone who has taught themselves the basics of Wix).
What has me thinking, after 2 ½ years working on an urban fantasy novel, that I’m almost ready to pitch an agent? It is, in part, beta reader feedback. Here are three takes:
Reader #1: “The writing was simply great and caused me to have complete trust in the narrator to take me on this journey! Every now and then I 'woke' from the reading and had a thought, and it was 'wow, this is well written.' I had moments of noticing the authorial voice, the one that had done research and blended it in well. And the ending was great. One battle won while the next was laid out ahead of them. And the way science and reality was layered over the fictional was well done and works to give the ending and really the entire story the believability that had me surrendering to the story and fully immersed in the characters' world.”
Reader #2: "Looove this book! I'm only about 20+ pages in, but I can't wait to continue reading! I think this book will be a best-seller! Really gripping, extremely well-written, super interesting and thought provoking subject matter... - it's a real page turner."
Reader #3 (who read part of the first one and correctly noted its flaws): "Wow, I've read the first two chapters and it's fantastically improved! Clear characters beginning to be developed, fast moving, relatable, and engaging! Your descriptions are tangible and your storyline reads as real... There is a lot to each sentence - which I enjoy."
I’ve begun a final revision, which will be followed by a final polish. Then it’s time to start the pitch process, and not let my reptilian brain spin with each probable rejection. Setbacks are part of the artist’s road, and I’m prepared for them.