Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The Moment You've All Been Waiting For

I say that in my best Little Einstein's impression. Today I am requesting beta readers!!! This is a huge step (mainly because I'm behind in editing) so be sympathetic. :P


Today also happens to be my 6 month blogiversary!!! Crazy, right? I could think of no better way to celebrate than to ask for beta readers. *screams*

I understand not all of you may be interested, and that's totally fine, but I encourage you even more than the others to give it a shot. 

For those of you that are interested, I have a couple of restrictions. I have decided not to limit the number, so you're good there. However, you must sign up before September 1 to qualify. Also, you have to be able to finish reading the book in the month of September. It's 33 chapters and 95K long. I know this will be an issue for some of you since you're busy people! But this is essential since I am trying to get this book out before the end of the year. Sorry!!

For those of you who get into it the project and don't think you can finish in time, that's okay. I understand that life explodes sometime and I do want this to be fun for you. But I will no longer be applying feedback after September 30, as I have to move the book to a professional editor by then.

Also, if you're wondering what on earth a beta reader is, you can read that entire post right here. In short, I expect you to follow the deadline and provide me with honest feedback as you read. This is for you to get an advanced copy of my novel and me to get advanced feedback :)

If you need to know more about what you'll be reading, visit My Writings page and check out all the info about Martin Hospitality. It's appropriate for teens and adults of any background, stage of life, and gender. I'll give you a teaser (and my first official piece of fan art) submitted by the lovely Katie Grace. Cause you'll all want to read it since she has, right? ;)


So that's it! If you're still game, let's get going. Some of these questions are going to be redundant. :P



I am so excited to work with you guys!! Spread the word, as I cannot have too many readers!! (I don't think.) Let me know if you have any issues or questions in the comments and I will try to be prompt in my reply :)

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How do you spell blogiversary? Are you excited?!?!


38 comments:

  1. Ack! I'm so sorry! I totally planned on doing it, but then I realized that I have to finish a story I'm working on with two friends, then start editing two different other ones, and I'm not sure I'd be able to do it.

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    1. Aw, that's okay! I know it's a lot to ask of people, but I figure giving a strict deadline will keep the hoards from signing up ;) Maybe next time!! Good luck with all your projects :D

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  2. HUZZAAAAAAHHHHHHH I went ahead and put my email in even though you already have it. :)

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    1. Gracias. Also, you were the first one to sign up. BONUS POINTS!!!!

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    2. Oh and after seeing your feedback on Rebekah's chapter I cannot WAIT for you to read mine :D

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  3. YAAAAAAYYYYYYY!!! This so exciting!! :D I'm so looking forward to reading your book!

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    1. YAAAAAAAYYYY! I'm so excited you can do it! And it will be so awesome to have your knowledge of Kansas to help me along! I've only visited a few times ;)

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  4. I'm probably going to smack myself later for doing this but I'M IN XD

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    1. WOOHOO! Brave woman :) And no smacking. You can do this!!!

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  5. HOORAY I DID IT I'M IN, i'm gonna make it my MISSION to finish it, looking forward to reading it :D

    ~Noor

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  6. SO EXCITING, ABI! Way to go. :D

    I am unfortunately going to be pretty busy, and I already have a beta project for this month, so I'm afraid I'll have to pass. :/ But I'm so happy and excited for you! Can't wait to read it one day. :)

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    1. Thank you!!!

      Bummer! I look forward to hearing what you think of it! :D

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  7. Yay! So exciting! :D I'm signing up, and I'll *hopefully* be able to finish the month of September. I have a few other things going and school starting back up, but... I really want to do this. ;)

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    1. Yay! Thanks for giving it a shot :D It's honestly the beginning that needs the most help, I think, so as long as you make it most of the way through in September, you will be a huge help :D Your excitement is so contagious! :D

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  8. Well, I won't be able to do this, but I'm excited for when it comes out! :)

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  9. Yay!!! I'm so excited for you, Abi!!! This is a big step!!! :) Can't wait to see the big things you and your book will do!

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    1. Thank you, Ivy!! I'm so excited and can't wait to see what others think. I had so much fun with all you alphas, that I hope the beta experience is just as good :D

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  10. SOOOOO doing this!! Can't wait to read your story! *squeals* *hugs story*

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    1. Thank you so much!!! I'm so happy you're excited. I'll have it to you all by September 1 at the latest. Although I highly doubt I will be done editing by then. *shrug* Oh well :P

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    2. Also, I tagged you...totally get it if you're too busy, but I thought I'd tag you anyways, since I really do want to see what your answers to my questions are. ;)
      http://4rmeddy.blogspot.com/2016/08/another-writing-tag.html

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    3. Are you kidding, tags save my life when my brain dies on me!! So I've worked your tag into my posting schedule through the crazy next few weeks! :D Thank you :)

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  11. So cool! And congratulations on getting so far along with your book, Abigayle! (oh, and by the way, I LOVE the way your name is spelled :))
    I'm going to try doing this! :) I mean, it includes books, and reading, (and GRAMMAR? :))...but just a warning, I'm still getting used to what a beta reader does, exactly :P

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    1. Thank you! I'm very excited to have made it to this stage :) Thanks, I'm very proud of the unique spelling :D

      I'm so glad you signed up! No worries. All I ask is that you read the book in September and give me honest feedback as you go :) I look forward to having you as a part of the team! :D

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  12. YAY OF COURSE IM DOING THIS. I SO WANT TO READ MARTIN HOSPITALITY!!!! I signed up :D

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    1. THANK YOU SO MUCH IT MEANS THE WORLD TO ME!!

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    2. YOURE SO VERY WELCOME IM GLAD TO HELP! :D

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  13. Merrrrrp. I REALLY REALLY REALLY WANT TO SIGN UP BUT I DON'T KNOW IF I CAN COMMIT. I already have several projects I am beta reading and I just ... Merp. :( I loved your first chapter though, and have thought about it several times since reading it. It makes me so sad that I can't read the rest yet. WHEN IT'S PUBLISHED THOUGH. <3

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    1. Aww :( I'm sorry, I knew keeping such a strict schedule would eliminate some people :/

      AH, it means so much that the first chapter stuck with you! Seriously, that's awesome ^.^ YES, WHEN IT'S PUBLISHED OF COURSE!!

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  14. Those answers, though xD

    I can't wait to see how this turns out for you. Looks like fun!

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  15. Yay! I just signed up! I Beta read for Katie Grace, and hers was exhalent! I can't wait to read yours! :D

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    1. Oh, awesome! Katie writes amazing things. :D My genre is veeery different from the stuff she writes, but we still enjoy each other's works, so it's super fun ^.^ Thanks so much for joining, Anika! :D

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  16. Congrats on 6 months - that's so exciting!! Not sure if you wanted different people for your betas but I signed up :) The edited first chapter was absolutely amazing.

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    1. Thank you! It really doesn't seem like it's been that long, but then in some ways it seems like I've always had a blog :P

      Oh cool!! I didn't expect any alphas to sign up but of course you're welcome to :D Thanks, I'm so excited that you want to read it again ^.^

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  17. I wish I could, but I have too many things to read already.

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    1. Hehe, that's okay. If it were someone else's story, I wouldn't have time to read it either, so I totally understand ;)

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