Thanks for the feedback @lhansenauthor. I think it’s awesome that you got picked for the program! And I agree that audience fit will be crucial. I just wish we had a better sense of the demographics of the folks spending coins. But I suppose that’s part of what they’re trying to figure out. I know I’m super excited by the prospect of Next, since I’m one of those rare birds who’s not interested in getting traditionally published. And since I don’t have the bandwidth to self-publish, this would be my ideal. I’m disappointed that I don’t have anything to submit at the moment, though.
@KAJordan2 - Oh…that’s a really great sign!
Wait…HQ sent you covers? How does that happen?? I’ve encountered it a few other times and I’ve interacted with HQ before, but no one sends me covers! I hate making covers!! (Well, I’d love it if I had oodles of time, but since I don’t, it’s yet another thing I’m not great at that I have to do.)
P.S. - I love the collaboration on KA’s cover. That’s so great of you all to help out!
Welcome @PDReaderfiction (Linda) - I would love to see a procedural, fanfiction, dystopian story! I don’t know, maybe Law and Order meets the Hunger Games?? But seriously, you’re tackling some really important issues and I commend you.
…and welcome @XimeraGrey (Xi) - Nice to meet you, formerly! I think our paths have crossed in screenwriting threads; although, I don’t think we’ve interacted with each other before. 1) That’d be great to have another Pacific North Westerner in the group. I’m in Portland, OR and @MarilynAHepburn is in Seattle. I think @shalonsims, you’re in Vancouver? Anyway I love the PNW, even with the snow! 2) I’ve been thinking about Instructional Design. I have a Masters in Education, but I’m currently working in healthcare. Not terribly fond of it, tbh. I might ping you with a few questions at some point, if you don’t mind.