Wednesday, March 28, 2012 | By: Angela Brown

Revision City

It is a city of many.  Characters all around.  Revisions to do.  A goal to meet.  Understanding and patient betas ready to receive.
Thank you, in advance, to my betas.  You can spend your time doing anything but you've offered or agreed to my begging - erm - request to provide feedback for MINGLED.  I truly appreciate it.

44 comments:

Talli Roland said...

Betas are fab, aren't they? I don't know what I do without mine!

Angela Brown said...

You are so right, Talli. Their feedback will be invaluable.

Raelyn Barclay said...

Exciting, Angela. Hope you get great feedback!

1000th.monkey said...

...though it's hard handing it over and... just...waiting...

I wish you insightful and helpful commentary ;)

Angela Brown said...

Thanks. I'm thrilled about it.

Angela Brown said...

That is sooooooo true. Makes it an opportunity to practice that much needed virtue of patience.

J. A. Bennett said...

Love it when you can find great beta readers! So nice to have help with your book :)

Angela Brown said...

Very true, J.A. It is honest feedback that helps to get the book going in the right direction. Even if that direction requires major rewrites (eek!!!)

Linda Jackson said...

Hooray for Betas! They helped me write my very first manuscript--many, many moons ago. :)

Heather said...

LOL! Ah yes, I'm residing in Revision City right now too. Hi neighbor!

Carrie Butler said...

Gotta love betas! :D

Angela Brown said...

Yes, betas are the bomb!

Angela Brown said...

Howdy, neighbor. Perhaps we should go for coffee if our characters let us go :-)

Angela Brown said...

I know. Especially when we know there are so many other things they could be doing. They are helping a writer get better at what they love and helping a writer/author put out a better product.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Critique partners and test readers are awesome!

Angela Brown said...

Totally agreed.

Cate Masters said...

Revisions can be a bear, but they're worth it! Your story will love you for it. :)

Barbara Ann Wright said...

Don't worry. Revisions won't go on forever, and in the end, you'll love your story even more.

Angela Brown said...

True. I'd hoped to finish them much earlier but thankfully I gave myself the whole month to do it.

Angela Brown said...

It's quite interesting. Though I took out a few thousand words to tighten things up, I still ended up with a thousand more words than I expected. Now it will go off to betas for feedback (eeek!)

Candy Lynn Fite said...

Lately, I feel like I eat, sleep and...um, dream revisions!! Some days, I feel like I have an entire city chatting inside my head. I'm halfway finished with my rewrites, even though my blogger widget still says 38% done (because I forgot to tag the link to redo it!!).

Way to go, and you're so lucky to have your betas. :))

Angela Brown said...

I've got a bit of widget updating to do as well lol!!!

Candy Lynn Fite said...

Yeah, maybe if I could recall the link? Do you have it handy? It got lost in my sea of bookmarks.

Angela Brown said...

LOL!! Yeah, I'll shoot it over to you when I get a hold of it.

Jenn said...

Ah, yes, Revision City. I've been a resident for far too long, but man have I learned a lot. Best of luck with the betas! Betas are awesome! :)

Angela Brown said...

And the interesting thing about Revision City is that it's always open to short term, long term and repeat residents. :-)

Angela Orlowski-Peart said...

I'm looking forward to reading and helping with your manuscript :-) Hugs.

Angela Brown said...

Eeeek! I'm so ecstatic. Thank you so much, Angela!!

Okay, I need to settle my nerves :-)

Lady Gwen said...

I'm residing in Revision City, too. We must be neighbors. Then, it's off to the beta reader. Can't wait. I'm ready to move on to somewhere else for a couple of weeks.

Shelley Munro said...

There must be something in the air. I've been busy with revisions too.

Christy Farmer said...

Fingers crossed and wishing you luck, Angela!

Angela Brown said...

I see there are a few of us residing in Revision City. I'm sitting still for the moment, wondering if I should take a brief vacation to New Shiny Ideaville or wait here patiently and just read and enjoy the A to Z blogging challenge.

Angela Brown said...

Thank you, Christy. I'm a little nervous, but it is an excited nervous.

Angela Brown said...

All of us neighbors in Revision City. It MUST be something in the air :-)

Kate Coursey said...

I LOVE BETAS. They really are the best.

And good luck!

Angela Brown said...

Thanks. It's so weird because even though this isn't my first time offering an MS for reading and critting, it kind of feels like it :-)

Nadja Notariani said...

To ease of action in looping up loose ends and smoothing roughened edges, Angela! All the best for your revisions... I'm excited for you :}

Angela Brown said...

Thank you, Nadja. I suppose I'm also hoping I won't have to reside in Revision City for too long lol!!! But I'll do what is the better thing to do for this MS.

Julie Dao said...

My novel is out for critiques right now so soon I will also be making a pit stop in Revision City! Good luck with everything, Angela!

Angela Brown said...

Thanks, Julie. Good luck with your revisions as well.

Angela Cothran said...

I think I'm a revision junkie. At some point I need to check into rehab :)

Angela Brown said...

LOL! I think I've heard tale of a rehab just on the outskirts of Revision City. Apparently, it's pretty big, has a lot of clientele of the writerly sort :-)

Mike Keyton said...

I hope you have brutally honest betas. They're the best. I still have the scars : )

Angela Brown said...

You know, Mike, I've read that the way to build muscle is that it must be stressed, torn and allowed to repair. The same must happen with our writing. I'll have to receive the feedback that won't make my ego smile, the feedback that will challenge me to do better. I have a good feeling the betas who've received this story have open minds to share their honesty with me.

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