in a Pursuit of Publishness
Betas are fab, aren't they? I don't know what I do without mine!
You are so right, Talli. Their feedback will be invaluable.
Exciting, Angela. Hope you get great feedback!
Thanks. I'm thrilled about it.
...though it's hard handing it over and... just...waiting...I wish you insightful and helpful commentary ;)
That is sooooooo true. Makes it an opportunity to practice that much needed virtue of patience.
Love it when you can find great beta readers! So nice to have help with your book :)
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!!!)
Hooray for Betas! They helped me write my very first manuscript--many, many moons ago. :)
Yes, betas are the bomb!
LOL! Ah yes, I'm residing in Revision City right now too. Hi neighbor!
Howdy, neighbor. Perhaps we should go for coffee if our characters let us go :-)
Gotta love betas! :D
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.
Critique partners and test readers are awesome!
Revisions can be a bear, but they're worth it! Your story will love you for it. :)
True. I'd hoped to finish them much earlier but thankfully I gave myself the whole month to do it.
Don't worry. Revisions won't go on forever, and in the end, you'll love your story even more.
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!)
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. :))
I've got a bit of widget updating to do as well lol!!!
Yeah, maybe if I could recall the link? Do you have it handy? It got lost in my sea of bookmarks.
LOL!! Yeah, I'll shoot it over to you when I get a hold of it.
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! :)
And the interesting thing about Revision City is that it's always open to short term, long term and repeat residents. :-)
I'm looking forward to reading and helping with your manuscript :-) Hugs.
Eeeek! I'm so ecstatic. Thank you so much, Angela!!Okay, I need to settle my nerves :-)
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.
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.
There must be something in the air. I've been busy with revisions too.
All of us neighbors in Revision City. It MUST be something in the air :-)
Fingers crossed and wishing you luck, Angela!
Thank you, Christy. I'm a little nervous, but it is an excited nervous.
I LOVE BETAS. They really are the best. And good luck!
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 :-)
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 :}
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.
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!
Thanks, Julie. Good luck with your revisions as well.
I think I'm a revision junkie. At some point I need to check into rehab :)
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 :-)
I hope you have brutally honest betas. They're the best. I still have the scars : )
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.
Talk to me :-)Comments are welcome.