Thursday, November 8, 2007


So, one of my virgin betas, Vaeras, has come back to me with an enormous list of first impressions, and promises for a list of second impressions yet to come. And I'm just blown away!

He's put so much thought into reading and critiquing my work, and offered so many good points, I scarcely know where to begin. At the moment, I'm going to give myself several days to mull over what he's given me, and try to take it from general advice into practical changes in the work.

I will be making no changes at all until I hear back from all my betas. I know that Kat is only beginning to read tomorrow, so it'll be a while before she gets back to me. Others have finished reading, but are taking their time to formulate helpful suggestions for me.

I don't think I'll ever be able to thank all these people enough, for all the time and effort they're putting in for me. Is there a limit to how many you can thank in an acknowledgements page?


Teige Benson said...

Nice to hear you are getting good feedback already. The waiting is always the hardest part.

Writing the sequel (or another piece) is a good way to keep you mind off of the waiting.

Congrats on having such helpful betas!

K.A. Stewart said...


I'm worried that I'm being too impatient. I swear, if I can't handle waiting for beta reviews, I'll never survive querying and all that follows.