So, on the first of March the editing of The Amazon and the Beast will start. I’m super excited about my first supernatural romance/urban fantasy novel. It will also be my first indie ebook so a whole new world is opening up for me with (seemingly) endless opportunities. One of the things my editor told me to do before I hand in my first draft is to send it to my beta readers. I had a fixed few beta readers, but I found I needed fresh new eyes. So, who best to ask than book bloggers I like reading reviews from. I specifically searched for bloggers who read my genre and who are good critiques, which of course is essential.
Then I thought about what to ask them?
Beta reading is much more than writing a review. It’s actually asking someone to stomp on your work 🙂 Since I’m a very practical person, I looked for a good beta reading work sheet (which you can see below) and found one on Jamie Gold’s site. Of course, this is a huge list, so I asked them to just use it as a guideline, so they wouldn’t get the idea it’s ‘home work’.
Now all I have to do is finish my last two chapters and wait…