It's been a long road for this book. Two years of drafting, another year for editing, and finally, I've sent it off to an editor at a publishing house. I was confident as I hit "send", and then the doubts crept in.
Did I give it enough time? Did I work through enough plot points? Are my characters fleshed out, compelling and dynamic?
Last summer, three dear and wonderful writer friends helped me workshop this book. Over the course of four gatherings, they cut apart, dug in and gave me insights I never would've imagined.
Who knew my protagonist was static? They did. And they gave me specific examples of where she could grow and missed vital opportunities to change.
Who knew my ending fell flat and needed a complete re-write? They did. And they helped brainstorm a stronger finish.
I will be forever grateful to these writers. Because of their feedback, Fairless is complete. Because of their belief in me as a writer, Fairless is now in the capable hands of an editor.
Thank you, Meredith, Wendy and Barb.
Hooray for you!