Beta Reading - Getting Started
If I could narrow down the things I’m truly grateful for as a writer, the top of the list would have caffeine and beta readers tied for first. If you’re reading this, you probably are an author who has fingers sore from typing your work in progress furiously.
You’ve written something, something long and wonderful - but what now? If you're unpublished - like me - you know that your manuscript needs to be as polished as possible to help your chances of securing an agent. I’m sure there are situations where this doesn’t apply but I would guess that this is true for the majority of us.
I’ve come to find that paying for an editor is very expensive and I understand why - it’s hard work. But how lucky are we that other writers will read our work and give us feedback? Some parts of my story are SO much better because of my incredible beta-readers.
Shoutout to SK Murphy & KA Dowling!
I had a hard time trying to find beta-readers outside of my circle of writer friends. I joined a Facebook group specifically for writers to find beta readers but most of the posts were people complaining about how unreliable the group was. It’s not that I wasn’t grateful for my beta readers that had already spent time jumping into my zombie-filled world - but I wanted more eyes. Eyes that didn’t know me and didn’t know my story.
If you are looking for the same thing - I’m here for you! I want this to be an affordable option to get quick feedback on your story. If the below options aren’t what you are looking for, shoot me an email and we’ll figure something out!