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I feel all jittery

I just sent out some beta copies of Sins of a Father to those who so graciously offered to read through and give their feedback. Now I feel nothing but nervous as I await their responses. Be honest with them, you guys. Drumming up my ego does no good if the story needs fixed and you don’t say so.

It’s always a bit nerve wracking giving something you worked so hard on to another person to see what they think. Any writer will tell you that. I’m sure even the most famous of writers have their doubts.

Now I just have to be as patient as possible until I get some reactions from the readers. Don’t worry, I know you won’t have it back to me tomorrow, or even the next day, but overnight those babies to my doorstep as soon as you have them so I can stop being so nervous about it. But seriously, take your time and mull over your answers to the questions for a couple days after you finish reading if you need to. Waiting isn’t going to kill me and I appreciate you guys doing this for me, so take as much time as you need.

I still have two more slots open for beta readers if anyone else is interested. Just hit me up using the contact form below.


The opportunity you’ve been waiting for!

I’m about to tell you something that will no doubt excite you. Please try to keep calm. We don’t need anyone having a panic attack. There’s no sense in letting your excitement drive the rest of the world into a frenzy over the opportunity I’m about to present you with- the opportunity that they’re about to miss out on. Let’s just keep it between us, how about that? You don’t need to tell anyone how special you are.

Ok, I’m going to tell you before you have a heart attack. I can’t have that kind of thing weighing on my conscience.

I’m looking for a handful of you lovely folks to be beta readers for my novella Sins of a Father. I’m planning on unleashing it on the world in January, that should give me plenty of time to make all necessary edits, but I’d like your feedback before I do too much more editing.

If anyone is interested, it would be highly appreciated if you could read through it and get me your feedback by mid September so I have time to make any necessary corrections before January. I’ll send you the file in PDF format with a list of a couple questions I’d like you to answer about it. Feel free to comment on anything I haven’t questioned as well.

Keep in mind, this is NOT the finished draft. There will be mistakes and things that need fixed. Try not to let that affect your opinion of me. I’m only human, after all.

I’m not sure how I’ll pay you guys back, but I’ll think of something. If nothing else, at least you’ll get to say you knew me before I was nowhere near famous. That counts for something, doesn’t it?

Use the contact form below to drop me a line if you’d like to be part of this once in a lifetime opportunity.

Thanks again! You rock!