I actually had a couple of beta readers and then a couple of editors. I have worked as an editor before, and so I'm pretty meticulous about my finished product to begin with. But then I had Hannah Sears read through the whole manuscript, and then Jim, who works as a professional editor, gave it the final edit. I guess in this case you'd say it just pays to have friends who do it for love rather than money!
A Lord of the Flies parody featuring a bunch of spoiled rotten girls from some prep school (think Paris Hilton types or Kardashians). Hilarity ensues. Absolutely no redemption. It's just purely a diatribe about how useless they are.
Story of my life!
Ah, where did you come from? I just saw that someone named Beth had just replied to a tweet promoting this ask session!
Hello, darling! Come to celebrate?
I'm sorry, ma'am--did you have a question!
Yikes! Sorry I missed your question! I'm a couple of greyhounds in the bag! Very excited - we have ordered the books and are sending out surveys right now!
I think that any hype that this book can get, any good press that it can get is the equivalent of a stellar resume for when I'm trying to court an agent or publisher. After all, I'm still writing.
Chuck, of course! But from a safe distance.
Good question. In a couple of weeks, likely mid to end April, we will be sending a follow-up email to all backers letting them know that the book is up on Amazon, and asking them to place reviews on Amazon and Goodreads etc.