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    Noah Cochran
    @noah-cochran

    @rose-colored-fancy

    How have you been? How are life, school, writing, and the weather? (You know, the important things

    My apologies for the belated response, life has been busy, but in a good way. My family and I are on our way back from Georgia state, and all of its great weather, people, and tall pines.

    Writing has been going well. I was able to keep the manuscript a little under 200k, and I started preparing for my first round of revision a little over a week ago, and I hope to begin by this weekend.

    School is school and college is college, but I’m enjoying them–though trips and social excursions always suck my enthusiasm and make me want to only talk with people and enjoy the company of friends. Downsides to the gregarious nature I suppose. xD Keep pushing forward in that world of physics. You’ll get through it eventually–probably in one piece. 😉

    We’ve had three massive storms over the course of six days. Respectively, Dudley, Eunice, and now Franklin. Eunice was the worst. We didn’t have any serious damages (A few things fell over and broke, a bunch of dead branches everywhere, and one of our plum trees ripped in half) It was stressful but could have been a lot worse. Let me tell you it’s not fun to hear a hundred-year-old house creaking around you with that kind of massive wind.

    Wow. Y’all’s house is 100 years old?

    Everything is one big mud puddle and I honestly can’t remember last time I saw the sun, so I’m very done with winter.

    Amen. I was done with winter after the first week.

    Oh, and I have an anecdote related to how the horses handled the storm, remind me to tell you.

    Let’s hear it. 🙂

    The HEMA club announced that we’ll be hosting the National championships this year, but it’s on a Saturday so I won’t be attending. An immense pity, they need voulenteers and it would have been really fun to see. However they’ll hopefully be recorded so I can at least watch them afterward.

    Ouch, I feel ya, but good for you for putting worship first.

    Writing has been… difficult at best. I’m not stuck, I know what to write, I just struggle to actually write it. I’m still on track but mostly because I had a big head-start. I just started on the first midpoint at 72k. Since we last spoke, my characters have gotten in fights, commited arson, and hurled snakes at people, so it certainly hasn’t been boring. (I wish this was an exaggeration but all of these things actually happened.)

    Yeah, it can be tough to keep it up everyday, but it sounds like it’s been fun to write, so keep it up. That snake scene has piqued my interest. 🙂 Who threw it at who?

    (I don’t know how but I managed to have four midpoints. Two character midpoints and two plot midpoints, and they all happen consecutively, so that’s chaos.)

    I definitely feel you there. Book 2 of my series is going to get insane when it comes to midpoints.

    Besides that I got a new story idea (a loosely contemporary mystery) and the two main characters promptly emerged, considerably developed, and started talking to me. Unfortunately they’ve done nothing but cause trouble and nag me, so I finally relented and wrote one of their scenes as a short story. I hope that’s enough to keep them in the back of my mind until the trilogy is finished, but I doubt it. It’s surprisingly interesting though. They’re really interesting characters, I have to admit. They have a cool dynamic.

    I read your mystery post as well, and first off, anything inspired by Christie already has me pumped. Due to my exorbitant love of mystery detective whodunit, I thought I would write mystery too, but the medieval side of me won out. If I can think of any advice on plotting or pacing a mystery I’ll let you know, but I’m surprisingly bad at solving, let alone conceiving mysteries, despite the amount of Sherlock and Hercule Poirot that I’ve read.

    Two quick questions:

    Firstly, are than any traditions, customs, styles, etc.. that I could add to my Jewish character other than tzitizt for worldbuilding flavor? Things that could be mentioned or very quickly described?

    Secondly, I have a character in my book whose flaw and misbelief cause them to be pretentious, bombastic, and arrogant.  This flaw makes her an annoying character, but the problem comes in when looking at her overall arc. She is a side character in book 1 and a more major character in book 2, but I had it planned so that her midpoint was in book 3. Is that possible or am I dragging it out too long? I would add plenty of conflict and redeeming moments in book 2, but I wasn’t sure if that would be enough.

    #148527
    Rose
    @rose-colored-fancy

    @noah-cochran

    My apologies for the belated response, life has been busy, but in a good way. My family and I are on our way back from Georgia state, and all of its great weather, people, and tall pines.

    Don’t worry about it! I’m glad to hear from you!

    Ohh, that sounds like so much fun! *One google search later* That’s a really long road trip! That’s from here to Italy! It sounds like you all had a good time!

    Writing has been going well. I was able to keep the manuscript a little under 200k, and I started preparing for my first round of revision a little over a week ago, and I hope to begin by this weekend.

    You finished? A l r e a d y?? Wow, count me impressed!!! I can’t wait to read it!

    Are you still waiting for beta-readers on TTD? When are you planning to revise it?

    School is school and college is college, but I’m enjoying them–though trips and social excursions always suck my enthusiasm and make me want to only talk with people and enjoy the company of friends. Downsides to the gregarious nature I suppose. xD Keep pushing forward in that world of physics. You’ll get through it eventually–probably in one piece.

    LOL, I’m the opposite, too many social interactions and I start considering the perks of Rapunzel’s tower XD Though there’s always that anticlimactic feeling after any kind of visit, that sucks 🙁

    Pff, I sure hope so but currently physics has the upper hand XD

    Wow. Y’all’s house is 100 years old?

    116 years old iirc! It was built in 1906 but it’s been restored considerably, almost the entire interior, insulation, roof, windows, etc. Some things are still original though, such as the bents and beams. The exterior still looks pretty much original though!

    Amen. I was done with winter after the first week.

    Absolutely. We’re just starting to see some hints of spring. (Like the sun! It has reappeared! It’s a miracle!)

    Let’s hear it.

    Here we go then XD

    Several important facts for the retelling of this story. My horses are very given to *ahem* unchaperoned excursions. They have jumped through electric wire fences in the past.

    Horses get jumpy with wind, and it was still very windy that day.

    We have a huge empty plot of land behind the pastures. It belongs to a farmer and there are usually crops, but it’s currently empty which means it’s a massive stretch of deep mud puddles.

    There’s a long path from that field to the busy road in front of our house.

    I think you can see where this is going.

    We were taking out the horses, Lightning broke through the electric fence and went for a run, through the orchard, like the instigator of chaos she is. Djadon followed her because he is easily excited and has the moral compass of a raccoon, which is to say less than none.

    I was not yet upset by this point because as I mentioned, this has happened before. I fetched feed and tried to bribe them into obeying and even caught Djadon at one point because greed supercedes liberty in his case.

    However, Lightning was entirely unconvinced and took off in the opposite direction, straight toward the empty field of mud. When I say took off, I mean she was running like a rotund racehorse. Djadon broke loose and followed with mindless enthousiasm, adding several bucks to the already disasterous occasion.

    I followed them, which involved wading through ankle-deep mud. An additional unfortunate factor is that I was wearing an ankle-length skirt, which got in the way most spectacularly. Running after two criminal ponies in a muddy field was not an option, especially since they were far ahead of me.

    There was some more bucking and running back and forth, complete with flying mud and splashing through puddles. This situation would have been funny if it had happened to anyone else. I was mainly concerned for the fact that both horses share one defective brain cell and the chance that one of them would run straight into a ditch without a single thought was abnormally probable.

    Eventually, the malicious instigator more commonly referred to as Lightning decided that an empty field was less interesting than the road, so she sprinted all the way across the field straight down the path, with the moralless criminal right behind her. While I was still mired in an ankle-deep puddle.

    At this point I may or may not have thought several unrepeatable words.

    Thankfully, there was a field of grass right before the road and they diverted toward that, where my father came to the rescue and helped lead the malicious creatures back to their field.

    I was less than thrilled with the whole situation though looking back on it, it’s quite hilarious XD

    Ouch, I feel ya, but good for you for putting worship first.

    It’s a pain, but it wasn’t a hard choice XD

    Yeah, it can be tough to keep it up everyday, but it sounds like it’s been fun to write, so keep it up. That snake scene has piqued my interest.   Who threw it at who?

    It was Liorah’s fault XD (Who else?) Long story short, someone put a snake in with her writing utensils as a stupid prank. (The snake wasn’t poisonous so it wasn’t an assassination attempt.)

    Now, Liorah has no self-restraint, anger management issues, and was also under a ridiculous amount of stress, so she did not take it well when she pulled out a snake instead of a pen.

    She screamed and had a pretty strong reaction to it. Several people were watching and laughed.

    She did not take it well. She snapped the snake’s neck on the edge of the table and hurled it at them, then viciously ignored them.

    It originally started out as a “LOL, Liorah’s being stupid and impulsive” scene, but when I actually wrote it it was surprisingly sad. She’s trying so hard and pushing herself beyond her breaking point to make that mission successful and nobody seems to notice or care.

    I’m very proud of it 😀

    I read your mystery post as well, and first off, anything inspired by Christie already has me pumped. Due to my exorbitant love of mystery detective whodunit, I thought I would write mystery too, but the medieval side of me won out. If I can think of any advice on plotting or pacing a mystery I’ll let you know, but I’m surprisingly bad at solving, let alone conceiving mysteries, despite the amount of Sherlock and Hercule Poirot that I’ve read.

    LOL, I’m just as bad at it XD I have never guessed a mystery correctly, I just sit back and watch the chaos unfold, so I have no idea how good it will actually be when I try to write it XD

    Thanks for the encouragement, I really appreciate it!

    Firstly, are than any traditions, customs, styles, etc.. that I could add to my Jewish character other than tzitizt for worldbuilding flavor? Things that could be mentioned or very quickly described?

    Okay, there are lots. Here are the first few things I could think of.

    Mezuzahs, as far as I could find they were used in the middle ages. It has function similar to tzitzit, as a reminder. (And again, it’s a commandment so it was kept.) Also, it can function for plot purposes if your character needs to find other Jews for any reason.

    I actually learned something interesting while looking it up, namely, Ashkenazi mezuzahs are placed diagonally while Sephardic are vertical. I never actually knew there was a difference, all those I’ve seen are diagonal XD

    Otherwise, prayer times, I don’t know whether minyans were a thing back then, you can research that too, but I think your character would probably adhere to the prayer times still.

    Your character will probably have some good memories of festivals when he was younger. They’re always a great time, it’s pretty much the same attitude as toward Christmas for Christians.

    The biggest festivals are Sukkot and Pesach. I could expand on this a lot but I remember really looking forward to seeing my friends. Both of those festivals are often group activities, with several families coming together.

    This will often result in a large group of children of various ages which always brings a certain degree of chaos, especially when paired with a generally festive mood, staying up past bedtime, and far too much sugar XD It’s great, there are always at least a few pranks, several “slight” injuries and a good time is had by all.

    Some other things that always stand out are the search for the Afikomen at the Seder meal and building and decorating the Sukkah at Sukkot.

    The afikomen is one of the matzahs during the Seder (The Seder is a l o t of explanations so I won’t get into that) and it’s hidden by the leader about halfway into the Haggadah, and right before the meal all the children compete to see who finds it first.

    Finding the Afikomen is mostly rewarded by bragging rights for the entire year, so the stakes are exceptionally high, especially if you have multiple siblings.

    As far as I could find, it was probably used in the Middle ages since it was briefly mentioned in the Talmud. The original purpose has always been to give the children something to look forward to so they don’t fall asleep XD

    The sukkah is fun since it means you get to go looking for leafy branches to put on top of it and then you get to make decorations. I found a text that indicates that Medieval sukkah’s were also decorated: Link here

    Also, kosher was and is definitely a thing. Your character probably wouldn’t accept any kind of meat if he wasn’t sure where it came from and how it was made. It isn’t just it not being pork, things like touching pork or being cooked next to pork are kind of a gray territory and he’ll probably avoid it just to be sure.

    I often just tell people I don’t eat meat when I don’t feel like explaining everything. It’s often awkward and hard to check, since it can make people embarrassed or put them on the defensive, but it’s mostly a matter of just trying your best.

    This is a lot of information, but don’t worry about it too much! (I might have gone slightly overboard XD) When I beta-read it I’ll go through and add comments whenever you could add something, so it’s not too much of an issue.

    She is a side character in book 1 and a more major character in book 2, but I had it planned so that her midpoint was in book 3. Is that possible or am I dragging it out too long?

    It’s really hard to say without reading it. My first thought is that it’s borderline a redemption arc, she’d probably be functioning as an antagonist for the first book. It could work, but I can’t really tell without reading it. I’ll pay attention to it when I read it!

    Without darkness, there is no light. If there was no nighttime, would the stars be as bright?

    #148532
    Noah Cochran
    @noah-cochran

    @rose-colored-fancy

    One google search later* That’s a really long road trip! That’s from here to Italy! It sounds like you all had a good time!

    Yep, like 13 hours or something.

    You finished? A l r e a d y?? Wow, count me impressed!!! I can’t wait to read it!

    I think one reason I can write for longer periods is that I give the quality of my prose…significantly less thought than most people. xD

    Are you still waiting for beta-readers on TTD? When are you planning to revise it?

    So, here’s the deal. I’ve gone back in forth about it, but I think a first time writing that was written by a guy who hadn’t written a chapter of fiction in his life is better to be used as a practice book. I’m thinking that instead I’ll take y’alls invaluable beta advice and the things I’ve learned and start anew with this series. However, I would like to take the core ideas of TTD and transpose them to another story someday. I might revise it again someday for practice, but I’ll probably just treat it as a practice book.

    LOL, I’m the opposite, too many social interactions and I start considering the perks of Rapunzel’s tower XD Though there’s always that anticlimactic feeling after any kind of visit, that sucks

    Sometimes I think that mindset is better. xD It takes me a while to get back into the daily routine of work and school.

    116 years old iirc! It was built in 1906 but it’s been restored considerably, almost the entire interior, insulation, roof, windows, etc. Some things are still original though, such as the bents and beams. The exterior still looks pretty much original though!

    Nice! Now if only you had a cellar that was built and the middle ages and held untold secrets…

    I was less than thrilled with the whole situation though looking back on it, it’s quite hilarious

    I had a blast reading that story. I especially loved the way you named the horses and gave them human characteristics. Those are some great story telling skills you have. 🙂

    This is a lot of information, but don’t worry about it too much! (I might have gone slightly overboard

    No, thanks for taking the time to write it out, it gives me a lot to chose from. Probably mentioning or briefly describing two or three of those will be enough for my purposes, but I think it’ll help the Jew feel a lot more unique if I can do it properly.

    It could work, but I can’t really tell without reading it. I’ll pay attention to it when I read it!

    Well, I’m about to outline book 2, and I’m pretty torn about this character. I’m leaning towards putting her actual midpoint in book 3 (it just works out a lot better), but I might give her something like a smaller midpoint or slight improvement on the liability scale in book 2.

    #148534
    Rose
    @rose-colored-fancy

    @noah-cochran

    Yep, like 13 hours or something.

    Whew, that’s like four countries far XD I can never quite conceptualize how massive America is.

    I think one reason I can write for longer periods is that I give the quality of my prose…significantly less thought than most people. xD

    Hah, same. XD I often reread only to find I’ve forgotten a word or wrote something grammatically ridiculous XD Prose is a later draft issue.

    So, here’s the deal. I’ve gone back in forth about it, but I think a first time writing that was written by a guy who hadn’t written a chapter of fiction in his life is better to be used as a practice book. I’m thinking that instead I’ll take y’alls invaluable beta advice and the things I’ve learned and start anew with this series. However, I would like to take the core ideas of TTD and transpose them to another story someday. I might revise it again someday for practice, but I’ll probably just treat it as a practice book.

    That sounds like a plan! Sometimes it’s much simpler to do it that way and gives you better quality in the end. I’m still glad I got to read it though!

    Nice! Now if only you had a cellar that was built and the middle ages and held untold secrets…

    The only untold secrets in our cellar is leakage, unfortunately, but we’ve discovered the strangest little passages and openings, including a false roof in a closet. (I still do not know why that existed but the closest guess is bad carpentry.)

    We do have an old manure pit underneath most of the buildings, because it used to be a cow farm. However, I don’t think it holds untold secrets XD

    I had a blast reading that story. I especially loved the way you named the horses and gave them human characteristics. Those are some great story telling skills you have.

    Thank you! I’m glad you got a laugh out of it XD Indeed, both my horses suffer from an excess of personality XD

    No, thanks for taking the time to write it out, it gives me a lot to chose from. Probably mentioning or briefly describing two or three of those will be enough for my purposes, but I think it’ll help the Jew feel a lot more unique if I can do it properly.

    Awesome! I look forward to reading it!

    Well, I’m about to outline book 2, and I’m pretty torn about this character. I’m leaning towards putting her actual midpoint in book 3 (it just works out a lot better), but I might give her something like a smaller midpoint or slight improvement on the liability scale in book 2.

    That sounds like a good idea! I think it would give you more of a sense of progress!

    Without darkness, there is no light. If there was no nighttime, would the stars be as bright?

    #148544
    Noah Cochran
    @noah-cochran

    @rose-colored-fancy

    Whew, that’s like four countries far XD I can never quite conceptualize how massive America is.

    No kidding.

    It originally started out as a “LOL, Liorah’s being stupid and impulsive” scene, but when I actually wrote it it was surprisingly sad. She’s trying so hard and pushing herself beyond her breaking point to make that mission successful and nobody seems to notice or care.

    I love that. It’s always great when characters’ internal conflict or struggles present themselves in ways like that.

    We do have an old manure pit underneath most of the buildings, because it used to be a cow farm. However, I don’t think it holds untold secrets

    You never know. Perhaps you should go dig in it for a while and find out. 😉

     

    #148594
    Rose
    @rose-colored-fancy

    @noah-cochran

    I love that. It’s always great when characters’ internal conflict or struggles present themselves in ways like that.

    Exactly! Sometimes characters just write themselves and it turns out even better XD

    You never know. Perhaps you should go dig in it for a while and find out.

    I’ll call you when I find a dragon 😉

    On another note, the Delphine dress is making good progress! The whole dress is put together, I’m just working on the embroidery. It’s going to take a while, there are 24 ivy leaves besides the vines and one leaf takes me about 40 minutes. I’m going to be working on it for a w h i l e but it’s looking great so far!

    I was thinking about starting a newsletter sometime, I actually have the account set up, I’m just overtaken with writer’s block the second I open the document to write anything for it XD The thought that someone else is going to read it is relatively terrifying and gives me stage fright XD

    Also, I discovered an interesting Medieval fact! We were practicing with daggers (It’s brilliant fun, though my arms got all bruised from blocking it XD) and our coach explained that Medieval daggers were worn on the right side, not the left. I don’t know about you, but I always thought it was on the left, with the sword.

    This basically means that most dagger attacks would have been overhand, from above. Just a fun fact to take into consideration for fight scenes 😉

     

    Without darkness, there is no light. If there was no nighttime, would the stars be as bright?

    #148610
    Noah Cochran
    @noah-cochran

    @rose-colored-fancy

    I’ll call you when I find a dragon

    You do that. 🙂

    On another note, the Delphine dress is making good progress! The whole dress is put together, I’m just working on the embroidery. It’s going to take a while, there are 24 ivy leaves besides the vines and one leaf takes me about 40 minutes. I’m going to be working on it for a w h i l e but it’s looking great so far!

    That sounds excellent! I’m looking forward to seeing it.

    I was thinking about starting a newsletter sometime, I actually have the account set up, I’m just overtaken with writer’s block the second I open the document to write anything for it XD The thought that someone else is going to read it is relatively terrifying and gives me stage fright

    I feel ya, but you’ll do fine.

    I believe I may have subscribed. 🙂

    We were practicing with daggers (It’s brilliant fun, though my arms got all bruised from blocking it XD) and our coach explained that Medieval daggers were worn on the right side, not the left. I don’t know about you, but I always thought it was on the left, with the sword. This basically means that most dagger attacks would have been overhand, from above. Just a fun fact to take into consideration for fight scenes

    That’s interesting. I did know that they wore them on the right side if they were also wearing a sword, but what if they weren’t wearing a sword? Still the right side?

    #148675
    Rose
    @rose-colored-fancy

    @noah-cochran

    You do that.

    I’m going to try training it first (I want a dragon mount to rush into battle with) but if that doesn’t work, bring a sword just in case 😉

    That sounds excellent! I’m looking forward to seeing it.

    I look forward to finishing it XD It’s going to be lovely but it’s also an embodiment of my vast overconfidence in my ability and especially my patience. XD

    I feel ya, but you’ll do fine.

    I believe I may have subscribed.

    You did! Thanks, I really appreciate it! Brace yourself for the chaos to come XD

    That’s interesting. I did know that they wore them on the right side if they were also wearing a sword, but what if they weren’t wearing a sword? Still the right side?

    I assume so since daggers were usually used overhand, and that’s much easier to draw from the right!

     

    Without darkness, there is no light. If there was no nighttime, would the stars be as bright?

    #148886
    Noah Cochran
    @noah-cochran

    @rose-colored-fancy

    So I’ve read some of the Letter for the King, but I thought you would find something that happened rather amusing. I requested it for purchase at our library, and as I was waiting for it to be delivered, my sister saw it. She then got it on audible and began reading it. My sister than told my mother, and the latter started having my younger sibling listen to it. Then, one evening, I’m still over to the side waiting for the paperback to be ready for pick up when my mom places the book in front of me–the book she bought of Amazon. All of that happened before I even read a single word. Craziness. xD

    Anyways, when exactly are you planning to have betas (me in particular) read book one of your trilogy?

    #148890
    Rose
    @rose-colored-fancy

    @noah-cochran

    All of that happened before I even read a single word. Craziness. xD

    Ohmygoodness that gave me such a laugh XD I literally laughed out loud, that’s hilarious!

    I’m assuming they liked it, considering how quickly everyone read it XD It’s awesome, the sequel is even better! And absolutely, the Audible version is amazing! That’s how I read it, the narrator is great! His pronunciations were surprisingly good and the voices were awesome!

    Tell me once you finished it! I can’t wait to talk about it and don’t let your family give you spoilers! XD

    Anyways, when exactly are you planning to have betas (me in particular) read book one of your trilogy?

    Short answer, whenever you’re ready! The draft is completely done, I have the beta questions and I can send it to you whenever you want it!

    Just basic repetition of information so you know what you’re getting into XD It’s a second draft, so I’m still going to change a lot. This feedback is just about the biggest issues, plot, world, and character. Scenes are going to change, and so will characters and arcs most probably. So, I’m happy with changing quite a lot still.

    The story is about 91k long. (The shortest one in the trilogy, I’m already at that with book 3 and I’m still in the second act XD)

    I have a pretty loose deadline on it, I want it sometime before June, if at all possible.

    I had another beta-reader who is about halfway through it, but she was interrupted and will be taking a break. I still have to find someone with time as the third beta-reader XD

    So, let me know when you have time for it!

    When will your book be ready for beta-readers? I might be somewhat busy throughout May and the latter part of April, because of finals, but I’m pretty sure I can fit it in, it might just take a bit longer 🙂

    Without darkness, there is no light. If there was no nighttime, would the stars be as bright?

    #148895
    Noah Cochran
    @noah-cochran

    @rose-colored-fancy

    The story is about 91k long. (The shortest one in the trilogy, I’m already at that with book 3 and I’m still in the second act

    Oh, I feel that. I have a small problem with having my writing grow longer and longer as I write. xD

    This feedback is just about the biggest issues, plot, world, and character. So, let me know when you have time for it!

    Alrighty, let’s plan on the last week of March (possibly the first week of April).

    A few questions: What format/program will the manuscript be in (google docs, word, etc..)? Will you give me a shareable link to the folder or documents? How exactly do you want the feedback? Just answering the beta questions after I’m finished, or is there anything else?

    When will your book be ready for beta-readers? I might be somewhat busy throughout May and the latter part of April, because of finals, but I’m pretty sure I can fit it in, it might just take a bit longer

    Oh, no worries about that. I’ll be done revising soon (if my revision can be called revising xD), but I’ll probably wait until summer to give it out to most of my betas.

    #148913
    Rose
    @rose-colored-fancy

    @noah-cochran

    Oh, I feel that. I have a small problem with having my writing grow longer and longer as I write. xD

    I have the exact same thing! During the first draft of my first book, a ‘long’ chapter was 1500 words. Now, a short chapter is 4000 words XD

    I have no idea why that happens, but I find it quite funny XD

    Alrighty, let’s plan on the last week of March (possibly the first week of April).

    That’s perfect! Thank you so much, I really appreciate it! I look forward to sharing it with you 🙂 (Okay, it’s a bit scary but I’ll live XD)

    A few questions: What format/program will the manuscript be in (google docs, word, etc..)? Will you give me a shareable link to the folder or documents? How exactly do you want the feedback? Just answering the beta questions after I’m finished, or is there anything else?

    It’ll be in GoogleDocs, I’ll send you a link to the document (It’s one document, that’s just how Scrivener exports, unfortunately.) I can email it to you or just post it here!

    I have those questions, I’ll send that to you end of next week if that works. Besides that, you can comment in Docs, I’d really appreciate it if you comment on any irregularities and issues you notice!

    Mainly focus on whether the story as a whole is working, like character introductions, anything unusual that stands out, how developments make you feel, anything that surprised you, that kind of stuff.

    I’d also really appreciate your historical knowledge. I’m not trying to be historically correct necessarily, my goal is just for the story to be internally congruent. So, if it makes sense I don’t need it to be historical, but if anything doesn’t make sense, please tell me.

    I’m basically looking for the same kind of feedback I gave you for TTD.

    Oh, no worries about that. I’ll be done revising soon (if my revision can be called revising xD), but I’ll probably wait until summer to give it out to most of my betas.

    That’ll be great! I’m going to have much more time during June and the first part of July, while I’m waiting for the second part of my exams. (It’s a terribly annoying way of organizing it, but that’s just the way it is.) And after that, I have summer holidays, which I am looking forward to more than I care to admit XD

    I’m really looking forward to reading it! Everything you’ve mentioned about it makes me really excited 😀

    Without darkness, there is no light. If there was no nighttime, would the stars be as bright?

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    That’s perfect! Thank you so much, I really appreciate it! I look forward to sharing it with you

    I looking forward to reading it! 🙂

    I can email it to you or just post it here!

    Either one’s fine. That all sounds fine.

    Mainly focus on whether the story as a whole is working, like character introductions, anything unusual that stands out, how developments make you feel, anything that surprised you, that kind of stuff.

    Alrighty, sounds good.

    I’d also really appreciate your historical knowledge. I’m not trying to be historically correct necessarily, my goal is just for the story to be internally congruent. So, if it makes sense I don’t need it to be historical, but if anything doesn’t make sense, please tell me.

    Yes, well, I don’t think I’ll have to do any of that with a history erudite woman like yourself. 🙂

    I’m really looking forward to reading it! Everything you’ve mentioned about it makes me really excited

    I appreciate it. Your advice is invaluable.

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