My first true alpha reader (my early teen daughter’s best friend) read up to chapter 16 and is a bit mad at me that I left her with a Rachel and Clarence cliff hanger. Good news is that I know what happens next, bad news I haven’t written it yet. She really enjoyed what I have completed though it is only a first rough draft. Perhaps I should soften some of the edges and make it a YA novel…. Regardless, now I am getting pressured to finish the manuscript by my new audience. Oh the pressure!
These are the sketches of Rachel and Clarence that she did while reading the manuscript. They are made of awesome and I just had to share: