One of the first people (outside of my family) to read my manuscript was a creature I only knew as “Lizard” via the DreaminDemon forums. She heard I’d written a book. I heard back that she was an editor. She got a copy of the rough draft. I got back a work with a higher word-count in the margin than the body.
Turned out, I didn’t really know how to write. Not properly, anyway.
Over the next few weeks, I worked on the second book while Lisa made suggestions in the first one. I would bribe her with a chapter from 2 and she would show me how awful 1 was. I would call her and tell her I sucked at writing and she would listen patiently and then agree.
It’s a shame she doesn’t know how the entire trilogy goes, because “Full Circle” is the best way to describe it. I even changed the section break symbols from asterisks to Omegas, just to eventually highlight this theme.
So, here we are. Full Circle. My book is newly released and my original editor has written a review of the final copy. If you feel like reading it, go check it out here: http://areop.com/
I’m still working up the courage.