02-07-2010 11:02 AM
Hello all. Well, I'm a chapter away from being finished with the first draft of my novel, Those Last Days. It's going to be approximately 75,000 words (that's about the size of the first Harry Potter, for a reference). It's a religious sci-fi/fantasy set in a semi-futuristic world, focusing more on nature and inner peace than on the technology, chaos, and corruption going on around the protagonist. Of everything I've read, it actually reminds me the most of H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds.
That said, I'm a firm believer that the more eyes that see a manuscript before the publisher/agent, the better. So if you would like to help me out by reading it and commenting/critiquing, I would appreciate it. Feel free to help in whatever way you're best at. If you focus more on the big picture and plot of a story, comment on that. If your interest is in the believability of the characters and dialogue, let me hear it. If you're a grammar-nazi, that's great too. Just shoot me an email address to send it to, or if you're afraid of broadcasting that, we can work something else out. Thanks in advance!
Oh, and I'm not really worried about sending it out and getting it ripped off. I did the whole "mail it to myself with the date on it-copyright trick." Plus, I know none of you would ever think of doing something like that.
02-07-2010 12:49 PM
I would love to help you out. PM me to set up transfer. I also have a few sites in my favorites for self-publishing if you would like those too. You Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award is something you could look into too, but it needed to be in by Midnight.
Manuscript submissions are now being accepted through February 7, 2010, at 11:59 p.m. (U.S. Eastern Standard Time), or when 5,000 entries have been received in each category, whichever is earlier. At amazon.com/b?node=332264011
02-07-2010 03:21 PM
Great! Thanks a lot, LocoDuc. I'll get back to you in a month or so when its ready to be sent out.
02-10-2010 12:20 AM
Thanks csherwin. Like I told locoduc, I'll message you when I get the rough draft finished in a month or so!
02-10-2010 03:42 PM
02-25-2010 07:53 PM
03-02-2010 07:34 AM
Thanks, everyone, for the offers! I will definitely use all of you, eventually. I'm constantly reworking what I have, so it's good to have fresh eyes for fresh work. I'll PM you when I feel my writing is ready.
03-02-2010 07:16 PM
nvm... i don't know how to send it to you. . .here's my email, i don't use it much.