I started writing my first novel. Not something I would have done years ago. I can spin a good yarn but spelling an grammar kills me. Now a days most of that fixes its self so why not. Anyway, it is a war novel placed in the US mainland in the present to near future. It's told from the perspective of a 16-year-old southern girl. So the target audience is teens to young adults but that's what I read to so older opinions are great. What Alfa-reading is, is reading the chapter as they come out an telling me what works an what does not. Not much spell check stuff, More did you like it, understand it, am I using too much or too little local dialect, and was it believable. In other words, what does an does not work in the story. I am at around the 8000-word point so not far but enough to tell if you would keep reading or not.