15 Things You Consider Once Your Draft Is With Beta-Readers #SundayBlogShare #AmWriting — BlondeWriteMore

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Once you send out your draft to beta-readers you can expect a few sleepless nights, some solitary walks in the rain and a period of nervous reflection.

Here are 15 things you consider during this troubling time:

  1. Changing your name and assuming a new identity. “Lucy who?”
  2. Having a sudden bout of Writer Amnesia when their feedback returns. “Good grief did I write that…sorry can’t recall anything about a romance novel!”
  3. Making a knee jerk genre change before their feedback comes in. “Yes I have just made the natural leap from romance to serious political thrillers!”
  4. Will they like it as much as you do?
  5. How your literary baby is doing out there, on its own, in the big wide world?
  6. All the things you should have done to your draft but failed to do, because by the end you had no energy left.
  7. The amount of thinking time it took up when…

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