What are friends for?
I really enjoy is beta reading. Feedback from my betas for Gathering of the Four was essential for getting that book out into the world, so now I offer to beta read when I can as a way to pay it forward. It also helps develop mutually beneficial relationships, which are key in the writing community.
I think there’s a bit of an art to being a successful beta—and giving feedback in general.
Here are a few things I keep in mind whenever I beta.
I also tend to make comments about spelling errors that Word or other writing software might not catch. Additionally, I note if something makes me uncomfortable and do my best to explain why.
I’m currently beta reading two manuscripts, so I’m not open for beta reading at the moment. But if you follow me on social, you’ll know when I’m available—trust me!
A Thing I Enjoyed This Week
For some, this might sound odd, but I was able to meet my exercise goals this week. I managed to get not one, not two, not three, but four runs in! I’m really proud of myself! So, the Thing I Enjoyed This Week is, well, me.
Have a fantastic weekend, Serrulata Stories pals!