1. Reaction from Readers
As I developed this story it spanned, I think four blog posts, starting on May 10th, 2014, and I also brought it to my writer’s group. The responses/reactions were fun to see. There were excitement and laughs, and, “What is going to happen next,” questions.
2. My own interest
If I’m going to develop something further it holds my interest. Otherwise, why keep writing.
3. reaction to character images
As I created characters I used images for inspiration. These photos I collected on a Pinterest board I named Jacob and Charlotte. The reactions I received were similar to what happened as people read the blog posts. So, what I’m hoping will happen, this 3rd step is more of an experiment, is people will jump onto the idea of this romance novel because of the content on the boards. It will be interesting to see what happens.