Saturday, May 30, 2009

My first review (from a child I don't know)

My recently completed children's urban fantasy manuscript for 9 - 13 year olds is ready and polished. To celebrate its 'birth' as a final draft manuscript I sent it off a few weeks ago to a couple of friends. One of these friends has no children herself and so gave my manuscript to a friend's child to 'test it out'. All I know of this little girl is that she loves reading and is 11 years old. I was thrilled then to receive this feedback:

I really enjoyed it. I thought it was imaginative and really surprised me at the end. I just loved the way it kept you hanging at the end of the chapters. And also how it tied in with the show at school. I thought it was really funny how the prince knew everything about the blue powder and the girl turning into a frog. (Ellen, age 11)

Does that have you intrigued? A publisher has solicited the manuscript and it is being sent out next week. Fingers and webbed toes are crossed.

Call in next week. I'm making my mum's apple strudel.



Anonymous said...

Good luck with the publisher!

Sheryl Gwyther said...

That's a reallllyy good review, Angela. And yes, good luck with the publisher - I'm keeping fingers and toes crossed for you!

Karen said...

And what a REVIEW too! I hope the publisher loves it as much as the little girl. All the best...Karen

Angela Sunde. said...

Thanks everyone, I am scared stiff.

Joanne Sandhu said...

Hi Angela, thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I love your design - very welcoming. Good luck with your submission!! My fingers, toes and eyes are crossed for you.

Daniela Sunde-Brown said...