Thursday, July 01, 2010
Do you use Beta readers?
Yeah. I’m afraid. I admit it. Taking this next step in my writing journey isn’t the easiest thing to do.
Yesterday, I posted on Facebook that I needed some volunteers to read my WIP—some non-writer volunteers or Beta readers I guess they are called.
I’m going to do this book right even if it means baring it all.
And if you knew me personally, you’d know how hard that is.
I’ve always been insecure. Well, maybe not always but near most of the time. The thought of someone besides another writer or an editor or a critique partner reading my work chills me to the core.
But I know it’s the way to go for more honest opinions rather than having my husband, mother or daughter plow through it and tell me how awesome it is.
Do I want to write better or not?
I’m thinking yes. I’d like to query this romance by fall and that means doing what it takes to get it ready.
What have your experiences been with Beta readers?