I’m reading through and pulling all my beta reader feedback into a Word doc. This has been a fantastic process. So many things to ponder, so many times I was nodding with a smile when the desired effect came across.
Definitely more work to be done, but I have so much faith in this story now. So much faith in my characters. Having a beta readership was one of the best things I could have done for this book series.
I’ve been on a great writing journey of late. I’ve been writing the first in a series of detective novels with my favorite heroine, Mercedes Masterson. I’m about to wrap up a beta readership this week, the first I’ve ever done, and I feel like there might be a bit more to this book. But I am so excited. SO excited to unveil this to a readership. I can’t wait to have this one done and dusted, ready to read. Keep writing! 📝
I’ve gotten in the first 2 of my 9 feedback responses from beta readers. Exciting, exciting. Also, it really makes you realize you gots work to do. Just when you think you had it written already. Jeepers.
Holy crap. I just sent out a beta reading email to my lovely readers. They now have the files. Including Azlin Bloor and Elizabeth Hahn (check those inboxes). This is my first time doing a beta readership, and I’m now just gonna sit on my hands and wait impatiently until the feedback comes back. How do writers do this regularly? Maybe it’s because I’m new?
All I know is I’m gonna be refreshing my email like a crazy mamajama for the duration of the reading period. Excited. So excited. But also scared. Excited?
Editing my backside off on the first book in my female detective series. Tonight I’ve got it down to 3 chapters and an epilogue. Phew… this will be draft 2, and hopefully a readable one. That’s the plan. Something I can read and decide if I’m doing good. If I’m on the wrong track, or if I’m missing anything. And a few special beta readers might get a chance to read and let me know if I’ve really jacked up or not.
But for now, I’m feeling great because I’m almost at a huge milestone for this piece. And because it’s a huge milestone for me. I’ve never been able to follow through this much on a single book before. This will be the first time I’ve ever had a book complete enough that it will be readable. I’m feeling pretty good about that.
And to celebrate, here’s a song that’s sort of an anthem for a supporting role in the book series. She’s named Perry Cate and a journalist. She makes her debut in the first book. She’s very new to me, but I love her a lot. She’s gonna be a great character and I hope you all will feel the same way when you meet her.