News and Announcements
- Call for Beta Readers New Years 2019
- Celebration Announcement Coming Soon.
- Projected 2nd draft completion in Winter of 2018.
- Beta Reader review complete on first draft.
- First edit of Supplicant finished as of October 2016.
I know. Its been seven months. I suck. Like you've been glued to your inbox just waiting for me to post again. Listen, I admit that both of us could work better at this relationship. At least I'm not cluttering up your inbox with oppressively boring updates every week or harassing you for your attention like some kind of grammar obsessed stalker. If this relationship is going to work, then we each need our space. I mean, really, what would you prefer? A writer who updates every day or one who actually writes? I think we both know the answer to that.
Now that's out of the way, I've got some good news. No, its not that the second draft will be finished in Fall, like I projected. During editing, I decided that the last half of the book needed to be rewritten. Oh yeah, it was discouraging when I first admitted it to myself. Didn't have a dry eye for days. But, then I put on my big boy underoos and got to work. Oh well, no first draft survives the second. Or the third. Most authors will tell you that. I got to live it though. Fun for me. And, it will be fun for you once its complete. For now, that means pushing the second draft completion back to Winter of this year.
I need five committed beta readers to read through the book and give feedback on plot structure, character development, and other insights you may have along the way. Was something confusing? Something didn't work for you in the story? Pacing a tad off? Feel free to be brutally honest. However, I am looking for science-fiction beta readers only. Its not that I don't love the rest of you, but lets face it, unless you enjoy reading it you can't really grade it.
Line edits are not needed, so don't worry about grammar or spelling errors. I will announce on my blog when I have closed the offer for beta readers.
Once selected, I will contact you via email. That email will grant you access to a google document which you can add comments to. I will give you access to a new chapter after you have finished the previous. This is to encourage beta readers to continue reading and commenting.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at any time.