I'm finished with THE RELUCTANT WIZARD. At least for this version.
It's my "readable" copy. One I could see myself actually sending off. But of course, I'd also like to make it better.
Over the weekend I finished the last chapter, then standardized the names and spellings, and then formatted it for printing.
I printed out some copies today. It's 54,000 words, and in the format I printed it in (denser than you'd see in a book) it comes to 137 pages.
Attention: H. Bruce.
If you are willing, I printed out a copy for you. I'm going to take it to the store tomorrow and leave it under the counter; I'll be working Wednesday and Thursday, but you could come and get it any time that's convenient. I put it in a binder. (Jim in Sisters has also volunteered to read it, so I'll have a couple of pro's checking it out.)
It might be a bit juvenile, but it's supposed to be, right? Anyway, any and all criticisms would be appreciated. As long as you aren't destructive, I can take most critique pretty well. I just want to make the book as good as I can get it.
So...what do you say?
5 days ago