Great Feedback ...

Who doesn't like to receive good feedback from a Publisher? I suspect any author receiving a message like the one below from the editor working on your MS feels a little rush of pride. It is hugely encouraging to know you have engaged your editor so thoroughly.

Hi, Patrick,

I'm totally immersed in your book and working my way to the end; on the home stretch now, down to the last 75 pages. I had to take a moment to tell you how much I'm enjoying this book! I want to compliment you on the skillful and intelligent way you present the posers Palmer and Montaigne, who present an image of being accepting and inclusive of all races, but who really aren't at the core of their being, yet Harry, the one they accuse, has two beings as close friends and coworkers, and all his other friends/crew mates are various nationalities, as evidenced by their names. I think any astute reader will pick up on that subtle message, and I can only say a hearty well done to you on that! 

The fact that it is framed within an action-packed, fun, and quite often witty story is what's so brilliant about it. I love the humour you've laced throughout the story, and I get the gist of the humour, too!

It is always nice when someone compliments you on the story you have managed to put together, it is even better when you can get them to engage with the action, the characters and the story. At least now we are in the ‘home straight’ and heading for the final stage before we can publish it.

No, I’m not going to put up any ‘plot spoilers’ at this point. It is the fifth book in the Harry Heron story and it pits our hero against people who have a very different view of life, humanity and honour - and a terrifying alien threat …

 

1 comment

  • Betsy Ashton
    Betsy Ashton
    Nothing like high praise from a publisher to make your day. But you already knew you were a great writer. Congrats anyway.

    Nothing like high praise from a publisher to make your day. But you already knew you were a great writer. Congrats anyway.

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