Friday, October 18, 2019

Beta Readers.

To my dearest friends and followers,

I just want to give all of my faithful readers an update about my fantasy novel, Beyond the Veil.
Let me begin by saying,
this week was THE week.
It was a very good week for me. It was the week I finished my book!!

There have been so many steps in this process, and though I completed another, I am not done yet.
Allow me to explain. XD
Rather than telling you what happened (I made some choices regarding my book that I wish I had done in a different order), I am going to tell you those steps that I wish were true:

The first step was to write the book. I did that.
The second step was to let it sit for a year (or slightly more in my case).
The third step was to revise my book on my own.

This is the step I just finished!! It took me a little bit longer than I anticipated, but I finished!! I couldn't be more excited about that. I fleshed out a lot of ideas that were only mentioned in the first rough draft, I omitted some ideas entirely that were placed there originally. What was a 61,752 word manuscript is now a 75,401 word manuscript!!

My next step is beta readers. I've heard that this is a good step, though I've never really done it before. I have recruited 5 individuals who will be going over my book for me. I requested that they have it back to me in about two months. I even sent them little bags with goodies for editing (highlighter, page tabs, sticky notes). I am super excited and cannot wait to hear what they have to say!
Once that process is done, I will be going over the book again with their feedback in mind. After that I will work on the publishing process.
For now, I am going to begin looking into the publishing services I have been considering. I am also working on writing down ideas for a second project that I will talk more about at a later time.

I will do my best to keep you up to date as this latest process unfolds. If there is anything you would like to know about my book, anything at all, please let me know in the comments!
As always, thank you so much for reading!!

Yours truly,

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