Let’s all take a moment to feel grateful for beta-readers. They are special people who kindly agree to read our draft books and give us much needed reader feedback. Their feedback emails are so valuable…once we have recovered from their initial thoughts about our beloved stories.
I have had some wonderful beta-readers and without their feedback on my novel Instructions For Falling In Love Again, my book wouldn’t have done so well.
Once you press send on your email to your beta-readers you can expect a few sleepless nights, several solitary walks in the rain and a period of what can only be described as nervous reflection.
Here are some things you consider during this troubling time:
- Changing your name and assuming a new identity. “Lucy who?”
- Having a sudden bout of much needed Writer Amnesia. “I can’t recall anything about writing a romance novel!”
- Making a knee jerk…
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