Book Viral have done a nice editorial for The Jealous Flock. Pointed out some flaws in a very diplomatic and gentle way.
The main problem with the book is character development. By the time I'd neared the end of writing I had to make a decision - was I going to finish this thing or make it perfect, because I knew I couldn't do both.
So I finished it to the best of my ability.
I didn't write for the next 3 years. I couldn't. My wife, who edits me, couldn't look at another manuscript in that whole time either. I'm surprising myself by even managing to write something now. It's really down to a massive change in diet which is affecting my brain in a pretty massive way.
If you'd like to do some research, have a look at GAPS or FODMAPS and Autism. Use those search terms together and see what you find. Try both the web and Youtube.
It's not been an easy journey and I suspect it's still early days for me. But here I am actually writing a blog that no-one reads and I barely even care. And this in the middle of launching my first book and moving interstate and having my first car in 5 years fully overhauled. Not bad for a spastic.
My next major goal is to acquire one or more fluffy support animals.
I'll write at some later date about character development and how I'm changing my approach. Basically at the time of writing The Jealous Flock I wanted nothing to do with the outside world. I couldn't relate to people and had no interest in them at all. That's an impediment to character development.