Monday, July 26, 2010

Feedback

My co-author decided to share our book with someone without my knowledge. We never shared the entire book with anyone before. We’d given them a taste of the book to promote interest, but wanted them to wait until it was in print to read the rest.

At a birthday party I was approached by the woman who’d read the book. She announced to me that she had just finished it. Through my shock, I asked her if she liked it. Much to my delight she told me very enthusiastically that she loved it.

She went on to express her feelings of the parts that worried her, parts that made her nervous, parts that made her laugh, and parts that gave her Goosebumps. She spoke about the characters as if she knew them personally, as personally as we knew them.

She got it, the parts that were meant to bring anxiety did. The twists, for her were intense. The characters that were meant to be loved, she loved. How rewarding this was to hear.

I can’t wait to share our story with the rest of the world; to introduce to them our invisible friends, and make those friends visible in their eyes also.

3 comments:

hunterneill said...

I just want to say how much I enjoyed reading this book. It really kept my attention all the time. I kept finding myself thinking about it all the time. Almost like I knew they people in the book and the feelings they were going thru. I can"t wait for book two. I would recommend this book to anyone.
You will love it Read it.

Cathy Coburn said...

Thanks for placing your comment here. I get so many comments in my personal e-mail that no one sees. Thus far are all positive. Here is just one of those. JFR commented on your Post on JFR's Board on LiteraryAgent.co.uk: "Now it's my turn. I read after the mist, and the truth is , I love the way you write. You bring a real sense of urgency and the emotion of anxiety to the posted section. In the preface I was able to feel how both Roger and Frank felt, the disbelief in having what has happened so many times before happen to them. It's how many people would feel when faced with a reality, which they always felt was not a reality. The next section with Mike was also very enjoyable you enable the reader to feel the emotions being felt my Mike as he tries to understand what is happening to him. Don't want to say too much as others will want to read it. Thanks for inviting me to read part of your book, it was a real pleasure i look forward to seeing it in print. Jean-Francois. I am now of to pack as i will be in the USA from Sunday"
Cathy

Cathy Coburn said...

"Hi, I have read your preface and your first chapter and I really wanted to read more and find out what happens to Roger and Mike...I think its really good. Anyway good luck, I hope you get it published. "

Another comment I would like to share.