The Twenty Day Countdown To P-Day........... (Publish-Day)
Yes! It is officially countdown time. I'm excited and nauseous, giddy and terrified, eager and apprehensive. I'm running the gamut of emotions here. I was awake until two-thirty this morning, reading away, and so - my post is quite late! I actually slept in until ten-thirty! I couldn't help it....my faithful 'hund', Zutchka, curled up with me, and we slept lazily after my husband made his way to work. I love those lazy mornings when there's nothing pressing me to rise and shine. I've never been a morning person anyway.........
I've completed through chapter 14 on this third read-through, and how different this third go-over is! I'm still finding a few errors, but we're looking better and better! Maybe the fourth or fifth time will be the charm.
I sent a copy of Claiming The Prize out to another beta reader (who has been a beta before for others), and I have another reader asking to beta for me.
What criteria do you have for selecting betas?
Each of these women have something to offer in the way of skill, experience, and reader opinion, and it made me wonder what other authors look for in a beta reader.
I've only written a few pages in Her Dark Baron, leaving me STILL in chapter seven. But with the final days leading up to my publish date, I've decided to suspend all goals on other projects and focus my attention on the novel. I want it to be the best it can be, and to ensure that, I'm devoting these twenty days completely to my first little egg.....awwwwww. It's such an exciting time..............
Wish me luck and stop around fellow Round Of Words pages. Have a fantastic week everyone! ~ Nadja