Today I've decided to put out a little call to action. You see, while I've had the manuscript looked over and scrutinized and I've certainly done my share of editing and revising, I'm always going to be in need of good beta readers. What's a beta reader? I'm so glad you asked...
For unrepresented, unpublished authors, beta readers are essential. Basically, they're people who read over your manuscript, not for grammar or spelling errors, but simply as readers. They give feed back, chapter by chapter, on what they like, what they don't like, and what predictions they have about the upcoming chapters.
When I first started this endeavor, I had a lot of people volunteer to be beta readers. I warned them of how intensive the feedback process was, but they still insisted. Then the actual reading came. While I got good (and positive) feedback, many of my betas quickly fell away. No time. Just forgot. Get around to it soon. So that leaves me with a small, but faithful pool of people now. They're great and they've been providing useful feedback for some time, but the pool is still small.
So here it is. I'm ALWAYS open to new beta readers. I'm actively looking for them. Did you read my first three chapters? Would you like to read the whole thing before it's published? Shoot me a message on my "Contact" page or drop a line in the comments on how to get a hold of you. Be advised, it's an intensive process. You don't just read the whole thing and then tell me "Eh, it was okay." I need chapter by chapter feedback. If you're up for it, I'm certainly ready to count you among my trust pool of betas.
Until next time, DFTBA.
Keep your eyes open for my debut novel, The Paladin.