Last night, my dad called with his edits on my revision. This is the first of my big things my dad has ever read. And I'll tell you what: he was incredible!
"I liked it so much, I was sad when it ended," he told me. "Your wrote stuff down and I'm seeing it in my head. It's amazing!"
There was lots of love for Drain. And there were some good tips, too, especially about car stuff like fuel lights, back seats, and putting it in Drive.
He caught a big problem with some characters' names: Willy Ray, Wade, and Billy Wade. Yes, I really had them exactly like that. Duh.
Halfway through the story, my dad had emailed me this: "I really like Kat so nothing bad better happen to her!"
There were tips on character, on preserving mystery, on word choice. My smart Poppa also brought up probability stuff and likeliness.
It was so great, having a 63 year-old man's insight into a literary YA novel. I loved working with my dad on this.
FALL 2015 TOUR
1 year ago