Wow. Once again, my dear readers, I have miscalculated my writing speed. Do you remember that I said I would probably finish the third draft early or mid april? Scratch that! The third draft is done! Woo hoo! The light at the end of the tunnel is so close I can almost taste it! And it tastes like mangos and pomegranates (My two favorite fruits )!
I still have a ways to go, but I’m definitely closer. And now I think my brain needs a break from this story for a little while, because I’ve read it about five million times. So I’m taking April off from writing my book. However, that doesn’t mean I won’t be making progress on it. Pretty soon I’m going to start working with my Dad to design the cover, and… Here’s the next step in my master plan. Beta readers.
For those who don’t know, Beta Readers are people who will read my book and tell me what they think I should change, what they like, and their reactions to different parts of the story. Beta Readers are the step to take when, besides wording and fixing spelling and grammar, you don’t have any other ideas on how to improve your book.
I’ve been doing my research on this and am working on a list of questions and a list of possible Beta Readers. I’ll use the Beta Reader feedback to write my fourth draft. Depending on the feed back I get (and what I choose to use) the fourth draft might take a long time or a short time. I still have four months before August however, so I think I can still make my goal date.
Well, wish me luck! I will be posting more updates soon, so keep an eye out. Subscribe to get notified.