My beta reader likes my first draft!

I am so happy! A wonderful beta reader I’ve hired before has always had a lot of (very useful) critiques about my manuscripts in the past. But since I started a new book, I decided to send her the first 25 chapters of my manuscript.

And she had wonderful news about it! This came in perfect timing because I’ve been feeling down about my book all week, and last night, ripped out the last 12 chapters I wrote.

But her words are motivating me to take back up the keyboard and type on!

Here you go! I am beyond impressed by this piece! You’ve improved so much, it’s like a different writer! (Your last work was good, don’t get me wrong, but this is on a whole other level.) If I were an agent and saw these first pages, you better believe I’d want more. It’s so clean, too. I am just raving about this. Up until the final two chapters, I had almost no complaints. Keep up the good work!

Make no mistake, she gave me TONS to work on, so I have my work cut out for me. But her words are so uplifting, especially as I usually hire a beta after I’ve completed a manuscript. This time, I decided to hire midway so I don’t waste time doing the wrong thing for 50+ chapters and 300+ pages. I’m so glad I did.

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