Now that The Star and the Ocean is complete and I’m starting work on the sequel, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking with regards to how to make the story (and ultimately the entire series) as good as it can be before I proceed with publishing plans.
My idea behind posting the story online was to get feedback from early readers that I could use to improve. Back in September I actually revamped the first third of the book, including changing the prologue and making major rewrites to the opening chapter based on Wattpad user comments. Now that the story is complete, I’ve been trying to think of some way to continue to encourage comments, and I think I may have a bit of incentive for you!
I am offering a custom, digital drawing of one of YOUR story characters (full colour with a high res PDF emailed to you) in exchange for useful comments. Between now and the end of the month, anyone who leaves a minimum of three comments highlighting things that work well or need a bit of TLC throughout the Wattpad edition of The Star and the Ocean will be entered into a draw!
- Minimum of three comments throughout the entire book (i.e. not just clustered at the beginning. I’m looking for feedback on the WHOLE book!)
- Comments should be helpful (pointing out things that work well and/or need polishing) BUT NOT RUDE. I can take constructive criticism but I won’t reward a jerk.
- To be considered you should have all your comments made by Feb 28 at 11:59 pm MST.
- You’ll get an extra entry for every reader you refer (they should mention it in at least one of their comments).
The winner will be announced on Wednesday, March 1st! Happy reading everyone – I look forward to hearing what you have to say!