The Editing Diaries–Help Wanted-Beta Readers

Welcome to my series, The Editing Diaries!

In a nutshell, I’m editing my story LASER and bringing you guys along for the ride. I want you to see how my process for editing novels works (and maybe I’ll figure out my process with you). So, buckle your seatbelts, we’re going on a trip!

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I’ve decided that I’m going to do a beta-reader round for LASER.

And so, I am wondering, out of curiosity, who would want to be a beta?

I’m hoping to have LASER ready by June, if not sooner.

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And I only want about 5 betas (I may make exceptions once I see who all is interested).

Shockingblankets Not Dead Sherlock Gifs - Bing Images

If you don’t know what LASER is about, you can find a synopsis (not perfect or entirely accurate, but it gives you an idea of the story) here.

The plan would be to finished editing (the story will have had a description/micro-edit pass by then) and while you are reading it, I will be researching agents and writing queries, synopses, pitches, and blurbs. When I’ve gotten everyone’s notes, I’ll do another edit pass and then query.

But I still have work to do before this is ready for betas.

#books #work

I really just want to see who all is interested.

gif. So sweet.  I mean he's always thinking of John first.  The moment he drops an eyeball into a cup of tea his first instinct is to share it with him.  Isn't he just so generous!
DFTBA! (I may have to go watch Sherlock, now…)
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15 thoughts on “The Editing Diaries–Help Wanted-Beta Readers

  1. OOH OOH OOH OOH OOH
    *raises hand Hermione style and waves it around*

    At first I was sad and thinking I couldn’t because I’m super busy (and super not-in-the-USA-so-even-more-busy), but then you said JUNE and life was good. I’D LOVE TO BE A BETA FOR YOU

  2. How exiting that you are nearly at the beta-ing stage! It looks like you have quite a few people interested already, so I’ll leave my name out of the running for now. 🙂

  3. Ooooh I may be interested, if my schedule shakes out right and I’m not hit with a bunch of stuff all at once…

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