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.

Angela



6 comments:

christinebongers 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.

Wilson Super Sheep said...

PLEASE MAKE STRUDEL! X

 
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