Just sent the book out to a few beta readers. Actually, I think I need at least two or three more who will get me proper feedback. Here’s what I just sent to the beta readers I chose earlier.
Thank you for agreeing to Beta Read Book 2 of the System Apocaypse – Redeemer of the Dead.
Please find attached the book and the Beta Reading worksheet. Please read through the worksheet before you start reading. – it’ll help you understand the kind of questions I have. There’s no need to fill up all the questions but detailed feedback is extremely useful.
As always, the sooner the better on getting feedback to me. However, I need feedback by the 25th of September latest if I am to hit the Nov 1 release data as the end of the month is when I’m booked for my editor.
If you have any questions, please do contact me.
(Have now gotten all the Beta Readers I need for this round. Thanks everybody!)
Finished first draft, currently editing book 2. About half done with expected completion by end of next week at the rate I’m going. Though I haven’t hit the parts that I know where I have to add scenes (just put notes on it) so that might make it slower. Hopefully not.
After that, it’s out to beta readers and then the proofreader. Depending on feedback of course, there might be a ton of changes or very little.
Current working title is Redeemer of the Dead.
Writing the System Apocalypse Book 2 now and I’m technically on Chapter 7 or so. I started with an outline of what I wanted int he book and that’s going okay, but what I found / have found is that as I write it, more ideas on how to specifically fit in the themes / characters keep coming to me.
It’s why I haven’t posted anything in Royal Road at all since I started writing since I keep jumping back and going – oh yeah, I should add this scene. Or, wait – this character here would make more sense.
Partly I think I’ve got a much better ‘feel’ for the book now that I had when I first started writing for fun. The problem of course is that each time I bounce backwards, it takes longer to finish the book.
Which becomes the question – do I write fast and get a book out or write slower and ake a better book? I’m leaning towards Option 2 since I’d rather have a good book than a not as good book. I’ve seen too many series get worst and since my only is myself, I’d rather make sure this is written well than just dump it out.