Ok, I know that beta readers are supposed to read works for editing purposes, and be critical of...whatever they're critical of... And my betas will do that! But there is also a little part of me that just gets giddy when the initial response from one of them is just gushing squeee!
(that sounds kinda gross, actually. I need a better phrase there. I'll see what my betas have to say about it)
I mean sure, I want to make my work better, and I know it has places I could improve. But I still get a big charge out of enjoying others enjoying my work. It reminds me why I do this in the first place. I want other people to live the stories in my head and learn to love these characters too.
Three day weekend coming up, with a variety of events planned. Hubby is dragging me to see the new Friday the 13th movie. (I've never even seen the original) The theory being that, at age 32, it is way past time for me to see my first horror movie in the movie theater. An interesting way to spend the Valentines' weekend, no?