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Shearwater Part One: Advanced Review Copy

Thank you so much for your interest in my writing! Down below are links to Part One of Shearwater, my first novel. It’s about 70,000 words, and it’s not perfect, but I’m planning to launch it in two weeks.

I would be extremely grateful if you’d take the time to read it and give me feedback – you can leave comments on this page directly, or email me directly with notes.

I don’t have time for a major overhaul, but I value your feedback and ideas, especially regarding these questions:

I’m serializing my fiction, but I don’t want to go out with a whimper. Is Part One good as it is, or should I get to the next big fight scene and end on a cliffhanger?

Were there any spots you got bored, stopped reading or took a break?

Anything that was confusing or unclear? Inconsistent? Repetitive?

Was there anything about Clara you didn’t like or found annoying?

Anything that smacked of amateur writing or overly cliched?

If you see any typos are spelling errors, please let me know about them so I can fix them before I publish!

Publishing plans

I want to publish this as is, and finish 10 other “Part One’s” this year, before finishing Shearwater. By that time, I will be a more experienced writer, and will revise Part One so I can put together the full book. So while I’m sure this section can be improved a lot, I may save some of your comments or feedback for the next revision.

Also – I think it’s still rough, and not awesome, but I hope it doesn’t suck. If it does suck, and you think it needs major work and is unpublishable as is, please let me know why so I can improve it. If you like the story, please check out my launch plan and see how you can get involved!

I’ll also need some reviews up quickly – you can post a review on the launch day (1/26) I’ll send you a silver mermaid pendant as a thank you.


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