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MandalayVA

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Anyone want to beta read my romance novel?
« on: June 21, 2016, 08:15:18 AM »
So after several months weeks I think my project is ready to be seen by eyes other than mine.  Here are the deets, as the kids say:

Contemporary romance
Roughly 54,000 words
Sex--hard PG/soft R
Formatting might be a bit wonky

PM me and I'll either send you a link to the manuscript on Google Docs or a copy of the manuscript in Word.  You can make comments but if you see grievous errors let me know if you want to clean up stuff.

I'm nervous, but BE HONEST!

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Re: Anyone want to beta read my romance novel?
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2016, 08:23:32 AM »
No
jk, yes! How cool! Have you published before? Sorry if I missed that in another thread.

MandalayVA

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Re: Anyone want to beta read my romance novel?
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2016, 12:35:16 PM »
No
jk, yes! How cool! Have you published before? Sorry if I missed that in another thread.

Nope, I'm a n00b.  Send me your email in a PM and let me know if you want Google Docs or Word--thanks!

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Re: Anyone want to beta read my romance novel?
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2016, 12:38:10 PM »
contemporary romance?  IDK what that is, like chick-lit, Emily Giffin kind of stuff?  I read that occasionally...

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Re: Anyone want to beta read my romance novel?
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2016, 02:10:21 PM »
I'm down.
Are you looking for beta readers to do some copy-editing or just give feedback on the pacing/characters/plot?

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Re: Anyone want to beta read my romance novel?
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2016, 02:34:19 PM »
I would like to read it too. I will PM you my email address.

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Re: Anyone want to beta read my romance novel?
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2016, 03:56:52 PM »
I'd be down with a beta swap if you'd like. My romance is about 65K words, though.

Contemporary romance (well, set in 2001), I'd say it's more than PG, closer to R, language is definitely R

I'm on the second or third draft, depending on the chapter and would love some feedback on some new material I've integrated in the last month.

PM if you're interested in a swap.

I'm a pretty gentle critter, as well as an trained editor, so I won't shred your book, even if you want me to :). 

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Re: Anyone want to beta read my romance novel?
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2016, 04:06:10 PM »
I'd like to read it, I'm in the market for a book to read on my commute as have decided I'm not allowed to spend money on books in 2016.

I'll send you my email.

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Re: Anyone want to beta read my romance novel?
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2016, 05:53:35 PM »
I'd like to read it.

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Re: Anyone want to beta read my romance novel?
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2016, 06:31:14 PM »
Phew, I was worried that all y'all would ignore it.  :D

@catcc--contemporary romance just means it takes place now.  My book leans somewhat more towards chick lit, though.

@marcela--right now I'm just looking for feedback.  I'll be selling shredding rights if necessary.  :D

@justajane--check your PM.

Thanks in advance to all, I'll organize and you should all have your requested copies tomorrow!


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Re: Anyone want to beta read my romance novel?
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2016, 10:11:44 PM »
Yup,
sent u a pm

MandalayVA

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Re: Anyone want to beta read my romance novel?
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2016, 06:24:36 AM »
Thanks to everyone who replied, I'm most appreciative!  Just sent everything out.  Now I have to go throw up.  :D

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Re: Anyone want to beta read my romance novel?
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2016, 04:45:00 AM »
You're working on a book in a different genre, right?  I'm not misremembering?

This is just something you did in the meantime?
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