I have asked seven people to be beta-readers for my new book to suggest editing or revision ideas. It was difficult for me to step out and do this, but I knew I needed to have other eyes peruse my work before I submitted it to a professional editor.
Two people edited and revised my first book, This Tumbleweed Landed, before I submitted it to a professional editor and that worked well.
But this felt different; it’s historic fiction, so I was outside my comfort zone of poetry.
Two people have sent me their suggestions. I am anxious to see what they have to say.
What are your feelings about sharing your work for critique?