Off to Beta Readers!
If you haven’t been following along on social media, the book is now done. Last Friday, I put the finishing touches on it and read it one final time.
My editor gave me (literally) hundreds of great suggestions throughout, and gave me a big vote of confidence on parts I was unsure about, which I loved.
As of now, the book’s in the hands of about half a dozen beta readers. What’s a beta reader? Glad you asked.
Beta readers are people who volunteer to read a book before it’s published. They usually are presented with a questionnaire the author prepares, asking questions such as:
- Did you relate to the main character?
- Did the ending provide you with satisfaction?
- How did you feel about <part the author is unsure of>
The author often, takes that feedback and incorporates it into the final draft that gets sent off to be published.
All of this is excellent news. And, while it’s happening, the artwork for the book will be completed. As soon as the artwork is done, I’ll put up a pre-order on the site. When will I share details about the book? I knew you’d ask. Soon. I promise. Why am I keeping it such a secret? I don’t know. I’m a weirdo.
Thank you for your patience. I know it’s been a while since you got something in your hands of mine, and I appreciate your patience and support while this one’s been cooking.
Another update is coming soon!