I’ve gotten comments back from all my beta readers now.
This is the first time I’ve asked multiple people to read my entire manuscript. I’d be lying if I didn’t say it felt a little like running around naked in public. I was also curious as hell. But I behaved myself and waited patiently. My good behavior paid off because I received thoughtful, insightful, and some eye-opening comments.
Other than the expected grammar and usage mistakes, they pointed out a few things that really made me think. One involved a question of character motivation and a couple others regarded plot points that needed better explanation and/or to make a bigger impact.
All of it good stuff.
And they identified things they enjoyed and thought were good, solid story-telling, thus, shoring up my fragile ego. 😉
Their questions and comments will make this a better story and I’m excited to dive in.
A great, big ol’ “Thank You!!!” to my beta readers. (You know who you are.)
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