I’ve finished writing The Queen’s Gambit. Yay! I’ll still post a chapter a week (go ahead and cue the sad trombone sound), so I’ll have a brief slice of time where I could make edits.
This is where you come in.
Have you ever wanted to beta read for a Real Live Author™? Now’s your chance! I’m looking for two or three beta readers to read the rest of the novella and share their feedback with me. Let me know what you loved, what you hated, and what made you scratch your head.
What you get: the rest of the novella weeks early, my gratitude, and the envy of your peers. More importantly, if you turn out to be a sane, reliable human who provides good feedback, then the odds that I’ll ask you to beta again (say for Polaris Rising or PR Book 2) go way up.
What you don’t get: to post any early reviews or spoilers or to share the novella with others, especially pirate sites. Do this and I will hunt you down and very sternly shake my finger at you. I will also blacklist you and say mean things about you. Don’t be a jerk.
Because I’m going to continue posting chapters, preference will be given to those who can read and send feedback quickly. I’m not looking for an in-depth edit. I’m looking for high-level this worked or didn’t type of feedback.
If this still sounds like something you’d like to do, send me an email at: EDIT: Submissions are closed.
Clearly, you should replace [my last name] with my actual last name and [AT] with @. Use the subject: TQG Beta Reader.
Include your real name and a brief (<=2 paragraphs) note detailing why you’d like to beta read and when you think you could send me feedback on ~50 paperback-length pages.
You’re welcome to post comments to let me know you’re planning to send an email, but if I don’t receive the actual email as instructed, it won’t count. :)
I’ll leave this up for twenty-four hours or so, then edit the post when submissions are closed. If I can’t decide between people, I’ll let the Random Number Gods decide. If you don’t hear from me in a couple days, you weren’t selected. I’m sorry.
EDIT: Submissions are closed. Thanks to everyone who emailed! There are so many awesome candidates, the random number gods will definitely have to be invoked. Winners will receive emails by Friday morning CST.