Thursday, September 24, 2015
“I’m becoming intrigued.”
Those three words from a beta reader are both wildly encouraging and – because they came at Chapter 29 – sobering.
Sobering. Because if it’s taken this long for the story to get intriguing, the work I’ve done to speed up the story at the beginning of the book isn’t yet done.
But at least there’s something there to attract attention and interest. And that’s what a writer hopes, for right? ATTENTION.
And the same thing readers want: A good, diverting story.
Or, as Sally Brown puts it so elegantly, restitution:
The reader wants restitution for putting in the time to read. And the writer certainly wants restitution for the time spent writing and editing.