my Mom has been writing a book for several years now. it started out as a NaNoWriMo book, and now each year she takes November to work on it. it’s not quite NaNo anymore because she isn’t working on quantity, instead going for quality. and this year was a big one, as she has finished 88,000 words of consecutive, edited writing; she’s planning to submit her first 10k of her to a publisher this month.
before it can be considered for actual publishing, though, she needs someone else to do a first read-through and basic edit. after that she might need a lot more, even possibly a copy writer — but the first step is to have someone read it. and that someone is me.
I’m super excited to read it! she’s told me lots about the book over the years, talking about the historical events that make the basis of the plot (Canada in the 1800s) and developing the characters. so I’m definitely invested in it already, with a far-from-biased eye. sooo it might be hard to do this read-through/initial edit! I haven’t read any of her actual writing, just talked with her about stuff, so I don’t know what the quality is going to be. or how she’ll take my suggestions — she’s very attached to the book, and is worried about me reading it. so we’ll see! wish me luck!!