For Love of Beta Readers

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Since we all know new ventures on the rise and book two is getting closer to completion (hold on, we know editing is next, that’s the pain in the butt to add extra pain me thinks) I want to thank my Beta readers.  I love them dearly with all my heart and am glad I have people looking out for me.  As the information keeps piling in I get to gather and work on those when I am at a blocked moment from writing.  That and its easier to make changes and watch a movie at the same time.  Score 1 for the hermit!!!!

With the world of traditional publishing, I have heard quite a lot.  As a person is presented an editor, you get the same process.  I’m still trying to figure out the big differences, but top notch editors and shelf space in many more physical places.  From what I’m understanding anyway, that’s even hard for them as bookstores keep closing.  So it comes back to us.  The writers.  The marketers (us, although I’m still waiting for a taker on that one), the publishers, the final editors, designers, practically the whole thing we pull out of a rabbits hat, although its better than the behind of a bunny I suppose.

The Beta readers, or even early readers after launch, are the KEY.  I mean the KEY and they need to be loved.  So give a reader a big hug when you see them.  If they’re helping in any way but giving help or writing reviews then they deserve a big hug.

Oh, and as excited as I am I may have found an interesting use for Twitter after all.  Aside from my blog heading that way, I’ve met some great fans that have become friends and heck I get to talk about my zombie, gaming, Doctor Who stuff 😀  I waved at people today.  Go me.

Social media = headache = owwwwwww.

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  1. Doctor Who!!! Sorry just had to stop by and say that, lol.

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    • I shall take that in a positive light otherwise I know a few Oods that work for orbs

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      • Of course you should. I was one of the random people tweeting you about the new Doctor! I am sad to see Matt Smith go he has been my favorite Doctor but where this new guy has been such a fan his whole life, it should prove very interesting.

      • I agree on that. Matt was intriguing and brought the bounce back into the Doctor from his brooding and state (9), which of course we know why and I’m sure the 50th ANV with explain in more detail. From the mannerisms and the Brit’s acceptance of him, plus his history (and appearance in the Pompeii episode, oddly the one with the one who was to be Amy) give me hope for sure

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