If Only She Was an Editor…

So, The Girlfriend© is the first person to finish reading the final version of Slipwater, and she says that she likes it a lot, which I do appreciate very much. If her critique is anything to go by, I have managed to produce a cohesive and entertaining page-turner that left her with a lump in her throat by the time it ended. Really, what more can I ask for?

But let’s be honest, that’s a little like showing your mum your homework and having her pat you on the head and say that it’s good… isn’t it? (I’ve heard) that women can fake orgasms, so I’m sure they can feign a little glowing praise in other departments too if required.

Still, it is extremely gratifying for someone to recognise the hard work that has gone into producing it – even if she is just keeping me sweet because Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. There are worse things that she could lie to me about!

I only hope that I find an agent or editor who is as enthusiastic about Slipwater as she has been, because if I do, I’ll be a very happy little writer indeed.


2 thoughts on “If Only She Was an Editor…

  1. The Girlfriend

    Credit where credit is due.. it’s a great story, and very well written .. It had me gripped right from the start and held my attention right to the end…

    Yes, there was a lump in my throat.. something that rarely happens.. so you must have done something right 😊

    It had me scratching my head in some places to begin with but once the penny dropped I ran with it and each chapter flowed neatly to the next making me eager to read on.

    There is some fantastic imagery and many clever lines (I’ve made some notes 😉)

    I’m no expert, but I have read a lot over the years and I know a page turner when I read one

    Thanks for letting me be the first 😉

    1. Brian G Ross Post author

      Thank you for dropping some thoughts here. Now the words are online so you cant take them back! Hopefully you’re not the only one who will get to enjoy the story.

      And just for the record, folks, I did not offer her payment for those words – in any capacity – nor did I write them myself… although that would have been fairly simple to do.


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