Beta reader, given the first half of “Doghouse” to, well, beta-read:Â Â *readsreadsreadsdamnpatronsneedtobuggeroffsoIcanread*
Me:Â oh, she’s liking it, Â it must not suck too badly!
3 seconds later:Â Â she must not be reading it closely enough.
Just as no mother can see the ill of her child, no writer can see the good in theirs….
Regardless, we progress. Â At some point in the next few days, I will have a submission-ready manuscript will go on to my editor, who will then tell me succinctly and in detail (I hope) what’s broken. Â And then the cycle beings again. Â It’s a good cycle: I take comfort in it.
And then I can get to the laundry list of Shit I Should Have Done Already…..