A good beta reader is worth their weight in gold. Seriously. Put them on a scale, weigh them, and pay up.
😊 Wouldn’t it be amazing to be able to do that? I can’t even imagine having that kind of money… But I digress.
My current work in progress is ready to venture out into the world. To walk out on its fledgling legs to see who will help it to the next stage – publication. But sending it out to every publisher out there would be a waste of time, for me and the publishers.
So, research is the next step. But not just research on similar titles and an interest in my genre. No. My search now has many more items.
My writing time is limited at the best of times. Lately, that time has been shattered into little bits as the small people who depend on me are not sleeping well. I’m still sticking to my schedule as much as I can, still trying to keep my muse happy while taking care of those around me. But chopping up my writing time has created two interesting byproducts.
The transition into the new year has left me strangely bereft of energy. My usual drive to get my massive To-Do List accomplished has vanished with the striking of the clock on New Year’s Day. I’ve never been one for making resolutions, but usually the start of the new year reinvigorates my drive to get things done. Not this year.
Cue writing schedule.