Lots of people said I need to get on and write the Highway Cello book. So I got on and wrote it.
The first draft, and first edit, are complete. (That’s not a real book cover you can see there, sorry).
I suppose now the real work starts – it’s a complicated process to get from here to a finished book in a bookshop.
So I’m looking for a few volunteers. It’s very hard to judge the worth of what we’ve written ourselves. The publishing industry calls them – I don’t know why – “beta readers”. A few people who will read the draft, and give critical feedback.
Would you like to do that for Highway Cello? I would be very grateful for a few volunteers. And you’d get your name in the book!!!
The only rule is you have to promise to give properly honest feedback – what worked, what didn’t work, did it make sense, did you want to turn the page or would you rather have put it down. Is the tone right – is it too serious, flippant, complicated, simplistic, episodic, discursive, ordinary, unbelievable, etc, etc. Did you cry? Did you laugh?
If you would like to help in this way – and get first sight of it all – please leave a comment, or send me an email.