Sunday, January 13, 2008

Another Reason Why I Love JP

Reason number ten-gajillion why I love JP. This was his first totally free weekend in a looong time (no surgeries, holidays, family or day job to interfere) and he spent it reading The Forest of Hands and Teeth. For the third time. Giving excellent feedback and telling me again that it's great and allaying my fears.

To top that off, we went for a walk on Sunday and he let me spend the whole time asking about things in my book, AND he helped me solve the FINAL three plot twinges I had. These were the three things that I knew needed changing (actually they were huge questions that needed to be answered and just... weren't) but that I didn't know how to fix and was just going to see if I could let them slide by.

Yep, he fixed them.

Plus, he only groaned a little when I told him he'd get to read the whole thing all over again once more before it is actually published.

I've said it before and I'll say it many times over: this book wouldn't be where it is without JP and I thank him and love him for it.


ps: No, I'm not quite done yet with the edits. They're all made, but I'm typing from the hard copy into the computer. And I have those aforementioned three things to change, but they're all so small.

3 comments:

Chris - The Middle Sister said...

JP ROCKS!!! Thank you JP :-)

B.E. Sanderson said...

Sounds like a keeper to me. You're a lucky gal, Carrie. Congratulations. =oD

And I'll second what Chris (above) said: JP Rocks.

Travis Erwin said...

Congrats on the book deal and I wholeheartedly agree every writer needs a mentor and friend. Sounds like you found a great one.