Sunday, March 15, 2009

Encouraging Words

My BFF just finished reading The Ultimate Evil and she loved it!

My friend offered a lot of encouraging words. She said that she loved my ending because I brought it to a complete closure, no cliffhangers. She found comic relief in the story (and some that I didn't even know was there, which was fun to discover!) and I even scared her at one point with Arvil. She knows that poetry is not my strong point, but she said that the two poems in my story are good.

On a scale of 1 to 10, she placed my book 7-8. She said it wasn't the best book she has ever read (obviously) but that if it were on the shelf she would buy it and recommend it to friends.

One thing my friend has always said is that she thinks The Ultimate Evil would make a great movie. What a compliment! She also loved the emotion I had in my story, saying I am an emotional person which makes me an emotional writer, and it shows.

I was completely flattered. I told her that for her to love the story this much, publication or not, I've done my job.

"But I so want to see you published, Madison!"

Me too, my friend. Me too. :D

8 comments:

Ian said...

Congrats :) , encouragement is always good! :)

Madison said...

Yes, it is! :D

Anita said...

I think a 7-8 from an avid reader is a great score! Woo Hoo!

Madison said...

I know! It's so wonderful! A great encouragement! :D

Big Plain V said...

Hang in there, my friend. I'm certain (and I'm not just being nice here) that if you keep plugging away -- you will one day see your book on bookshelves.

Madison said...

Ah, V, you don't know how many times I have imagined walking into a bookstore and seeing my book on the shelf. Plugging away is the only thing I can do right now and I'm enjoying the ride! :D

Dawn Colclasure said...

It's always a great perk when a friend has such wonderful things to say about something you have written. How nice of your friend to take the time. :)

Madison said...

She's really great! I love her to death. :)