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  • #122592
    Hobbitchild
    @hobbitchild

    I haven’t been on here for a while, but I was looking over an old post and had some follow-ups on conversation!

     


    @wingiby-iggiby
    Did you like my book? And did you decide on self-publishing? I’ve been querying some agents with a manuscript and trying to get into traditional publishing. We’ll see!

     


    @lonathecat
    How did you like my book? By the way, what kind of genre do you like to write in?

     

     

     

    #122707
    Lona
    @lonathecat

    @hobbitchild

    I liked it!

    I did not see the whole evil government agency thing coming at ALL. I was expecting something more like Sadie and Robert’s family would adopt Travis and it would turn into a finding a home and meaning even when you’ve lost everything of type story.

    So that whole part of the book definitely caught me off guard. πŸ˜›

    Travis seemed to have a lot of mood swings, like his personality was a little everywhere, which was a bit confusing. Despite that though, he is a great MC. And I mean, I haven’t done research into amnesia, so maybe that’s typical.

    Sadie is just an adorable little marshmallow whom I want to befriend. πŸ˜€

    And Robert…ok I swear you are either an oldest child, or just have the world’s best empathy skills. You wrote Robert so well and conveyed so many things that an oldest child feels…just wow. As an oldest child myself, I found myself resonating with Robert basically the entire time.Β  Splendidly done! *applauds*

    Overall, great job! I think you have a well-written story with loveable, and genuine characters. πŸ™‚

    One question about the ending though; was that a set up for a sequel?

    And, to answer your question, I like to write in fantasy, but I occasionally dabble in poetry. πŸ™‚

    #122708
    Hobbitchild
    @hobbitchild

    @lonathecat,

    I’m so glad you liked it! I started writing it two years ago, and it REALLY changed. In the original story:

    There was no HANDSHAKE,

    Larry, Neil, and Lewis didn’t exist,

    Travis was the one with a twin, not Sadie,

    Mortis was an agent who was imprisoned with Travis,

    Someone who was pretending to be Travis’ mom was the person who went to the Child Rescue Agency.

    Travis was an expert in self-defense Think Jason Bourne. I believe that’s actually where I got my initial book idea over two years ago…from watching some of that movie!

    I actually kept that alternate version. I could post it here if you’re interested!:)

    It’s funny that you like Sadie so much. I (and this is a little writer secret) actually…find her annoying. I know that totally bursts your bubble, but I guess it’s a good thing that I can write a character without letting on that she annoys me. πŸ˜‰

    I struggle writing female characters, and the book I’m writing now is almost entirely made up of boys. I wrote another book recently called Charging For Friendship that I’ve sent to five agents, and I’m interested to see what comes of it!

    Guess what? I’m not the oldest child! I’m the middle.

    To answer your question, the ending definitely sets up the next book. I’ve started writing it, but I’ve gotten a bit sidetracked, plus, I’m not exactly sure where I’m going with it.

    Travis was a bit difficult to write, as I couldn’t develop his character with backstory and stuff about what he likes because he couldn’t remember it! Main characters can be tricky! Lewis is my favorite. He and I have many similarities.

    How’s the book club, by the way? Did you by any chance get them to read the book? I just think that would be awesome!

    #122712
    Lona
    @lonathecat

    @hobbitchild

    Haha, I suppose that’s the way it goes with most authors and their stories. Nothing is what it was when it was first started.

    Hmm maybe so! I would be interested in reading the alternate, but no guarantee as to when I will be able to. I told Ally Renee I would like to read her draft, and I have two friends banging books over my head that I supposedly must read or be deprived of literary genius. So, I have enough to read for the moment. πŸ™‚

    Whaaaa? I never would have guessed she annoyed you. But yes, kudos to you for being able to make me like her even if you don’t.

    Well alrighty then, I give you the empathetic award. Good job. πŸ™‚

    Haha no worries, I can understand getting sidetracked.

    The book club is rather sad story, actually. For it to make sense, I should also mention that the book club is purely through online messaging, given COVID and the fact that the members are spread across two countries.

    So, every three weeks my book club votes on a book to read. When I mentioned that I would suggest your book at the next vote, that was only a couple days after we had already started a different book. So, the normal three weeks pass, we read the book. However, all is silent on the messaging front. And more weeks pass. And more. And still nothing changes. All is quiet. No books are read.Β The book club slowly dies…

    And that is my tragic tale of a book club’s death. πŸ™

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 4 weeks ago by Lona. Reason: Typos
    #122714
    Hobbitchild
    @hobbitchild

    @lonathecat

    Oh, that’s sad about your book club! Hopefully it will start up again!

    Yeah, don’t worry about the alternate version. It was just an idea.

    Have you read The False Prince, by the way?

    #122718
    Lona
    @lonathecat

    @hobbitchild

    Yeah, I hope so too.

    No, I have not read The False Prince. What’s it about?

    #122720
    Hobbitchild
    @hobbitchild

    @lonathecat

    Ah, well, then you have not lived! LOL Just kidding. It’s a really gripping book, the first in the Ascendence series (I haven’t read the rest). It’s set in a fake medieval world. Not usually what I read, but the story gripped me so much that it was one of those books you can’t wait to read (and believe me, for a book to do that to me it’s got to be good). I was disappointed at the end, but the rest of the book is sooooo good. My sister liked the end, so that doesn’t mean you wouldn’t. It’s just my opinion.

    #122730
    Lona
    @lonathecat

    @hobbitchild

    Haha well then of course I must add it to my to-read list if I haven’t lived without it. XD

    It sounds really fun! I’ll see if my online library has it. (My town doesn’t have a brick-and-mortar library unfortunately.)

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