Friday, February 13, 2009

Gratuitous Praise

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?


Anonymous said...

Great that you got the praise.

Oh, sounds like a great weekend, enjoy and Happy Valentines!

BeshterBooks said...


OK, knowing your hubby, I'm not surprised he wants to see a slasher fic on Valentines. Perhaps it's just to remind you thank god you've been married for so long, now you won't be the first ones offed for sleeping together in the horror fic.

Cause we all know the premarital sex couple are the first ones to get it!

Interestingly I know a lot of other people going to see that on Valentines too.

Auggy said...

Gratuitous, I under stand.

But praise? What is that word and what does it mean? Is it even English?

Also, don't let your hubby talk to my wife about the horror movies. She may get this crazy idea in her head that I need to go see one in the theater. I mean I saw the third Mummy movie in the theater. So really that's close enough to horror for me.

K.A. Stewart said...

*content sigh* When I'm feelingn wussy, when I'm feeling cowardly... I can always look at Auggy, and know it could be worse. ;)

Lori said...

*blush* What can I say, I call 'em like I see 'em.