When I opened up an email today after a long weekend away, I was thrilled to find to read this from a beta reader:
(All character names changed – you’ll have to buy the book when it’s published.)
“Finished part 1 and having a great time!
I like X’s character. She is much less headstrong than the heroine in Elizabeth Moon’s book.
There is the baddie (he seems to hate her more than he should, is there something I don’t know?) who I think I will see more of in part 2 and oh I want so bad for X to get together with Y! Will they?
I love the idea of going from a nobody to someone of importance in another world/culture. This theme resonates quite strongly with people and works well as in Harry Potter!
Methinks this is so much better than Dan Brown and so far it has the same thrill, the same fast pace but superior writing.
I think X will shine later on and become a true heroine. Maybe she will save Y? Or Z?
I am loving it!”
And a few minutes later a new one pinged into my inbox:
“Wish I didn’t have to go to work! I want to finish it!”
Now all I need to find is an agent and/or publisher…