The Beta Brigade

The newest new WIP has been sent to the Beta readers! Woot woot!

For those of you who have never been through the Beta Process, it’s a time when you send people you trust your brand new baby to be torn apart from it’s intestines out. You hope that you’ve built a baby strong enough to withstand being disemboweled. You pray to the authorly gods that your betas will understand at least a little of what you desperately tried to pour into your stories during your months of labor. And you wish to Mickey Mouse that they won’t find any plot holes the size of the Grand Canyon you’ve missed.

And then you wait. And wait. And hope that when you get an email back from the betas, they liked something. Like maybe the name of your protagonist. Or maybe they don’t tell you it was just like Harry Potter. Or maybe they just compliment you on your punctuation.

So, you know, that’s where I am this week. Hoping none of my betas send me back an email telling me that I’m a talentless hack who should burn her laptop and stick to playing with tap shoes. I think I’m going to need a significant amount of ice cream to get through this, people.

Thank God for Ben and Jerry’s y’all. It’s all that’s getting me through.

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