“Dear Mr. Wheeler,
I read your manuscript of Edmunston and the Dragon Witch. I must say that it was quite original and had great storytelling in it. Thank you for sending this to me. How does a $20,000 advance sound should we go forward?
Please write back within two weeks.
My hands trembled after reading this. I couldn’t believe that my pipe dream would become reality. Someone wanted to take a chance on a fantasy story like this? One that incorporated some conscious elements?
Let’s see how this would turn out.