Wednesday, July 22, 2020

DUSTED RED BETA READER CALL // you finally get the opportunity to read my brainchild!!



THE TIME HAS COME.

Finally, I feel like I'm ready to recruit some outside eyes (aka beta readers) for my very first novel, Dusted Red!!!

I'm not going to hold y'all up by getting TOO sappy, but I want to take a moment to say thank you. Thank you to those who have heard me ramble about Dusted Red for months or even years and been super supportive the whole time. Thank you to those who are newer here but ALSO have had nothing but support to give. You're amazing, and I sort of doubt I would have endured for so long if it hadn't been for your encouragement.

Because yes, there were times when I wanted to give up. Times when I thought I had lost my passion for this story, when I thought it would never be good enough. But I'm here. And I'm so excited to finally share this story with some of you.

That said, below I've listed some important info regarding Dusted Red!

First the blurb:

After losing her father to the shapeshifters, Delmy doesn't want anyone else she cares about to slip out of her grasp. But when they take her grandmother, there's nothing she can do but venture into the witch-infested, shapeshifter-filled Fawood and hope she can find the shapeshifters' hidden sanctum before it's too late.

Delmy doesn't expect to meet a single human in the forest, but to her surprise, she encounters a brother and sister wandering aimlessly in search of home. Banding together, the threesome find themselves entangled in something more sinister than the darkest village legends ever hinted at. And worse, some of them may be connected to it in ways they never imagined.

Now, some things you should probably be aware of to help you decide if you'd be interested in reading or even able to read this novel:

- It's about 106k words.

- It's YA fantasy, so my beta readers need to be pretty familiar with books that fall under that category.

- The deadline to read it will be two months (I'm flexible on that, but I found it's helpful to have a deadline in place).

- I'm looking for more of a content critique than a line critique (so things you notice within scenes - or overall - about things like characters and plot, rather than sentence structure and typos).

- I ask in the sign-up form for your preference about sharing a document or having your own, but although I can guarantee a document to yourself, I can't guarantee a shared document. So if you prefer to share, you might still have to have your own. Hope that's okay! XD

- Speaking of documents, I'll be sending the manuscript over Google Docs. I'm assuming you guys have emails compatible with that, but if not just leave a note in the form.

- I'm not recruiting any more than seven beta readers, so I'll leave the sign-up form up until I have everyone I need and try to close it as soon as possible after that.

I think that's all!! Here's the form for those of you who are interested, and if you have any questions let me know in the comments. <333

(Oh, and if the embedded form doesn't load for you, HERE is the link.)

 


THANKS AGAIN, LOVELIES. Whether you signed up or not, I appreciate you so much for reading my blog and being the beautiful, encouraging soul that you are. God bless youuuuu.


The Lord's Truly,

26 comments:

  1. OMW, CONGRATS ON GETTING TO THIS POINT!!

    I so want to sign up, but I can't guarantee that I'll be able to meet the deadline because of SSaS coming out next month and I don't want to take the place of someone who will be able to dedicate more time to reading than I can, but I am 100% cheering you on from the sidelines! I'm so excited for you!

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    1. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

      That's no problem at all! I'm SO EXCITED for SSaS oh my worrrd. Thanks again for your support! <3

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  2. LILA. OH MY GOODNESS. THIS IS SO FANTASTICALLY EXCITING. :D <333

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  3. so excited for you!!!!! I can't wait!! <3 <3 <3

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  4. <3 I COULD SQUEAL ABOUT THIS FOREVER but I shouldn't so there you go; I'm so happy for you and excited to see where this story goes <3

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    1. ALL THE SQUEALINGGGG. :D Thank you so much, Merie!!

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  5. CONGRATULATIONS!! This is such an exciting milestone, and I hope you get it all the way through publication! 🥳 I sadly won’t be able to beta read, but I’m sure the beta readers you find will be fabulous and give you all the feedback you need. So excited and happy for you!!

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    1. THANK YOU! That means sooooo much to me. <333

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  6. Augghhh, this is exciting!! I really really want to beta read but my own literary daughter needs to be edited and I have an ARC coming up...and school...and July has pulled a rug out from under me already *cries*

    BUT I promise, I'll be very willing to do an ARC read!

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    1. Aw it's okay I 10000% understand that!!

      Thank you SO much, that means a lot to me. <3

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  7. I SIGNED UP I SIGNED UP AND I CANNOT WAIT TO READ THIS!!!!!

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    1. EEK I CAN'T WAIT FOR YOU TO READ IT EITHER!!!

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  8. AAACCKKKKK I am so proud of you, luv! This book is so beautiful and I'm so excited to see it venturing into the world.

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  9. THANKS AGAIN, LOVELIES. Oh sis, that was my favorite part, it's just too funny! Please tell me you said that with an evil laugh as you typed it. And I want the book, please!

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    1. Not quite, lol, but I'm glad you liked that. XD I am cackling evilly over the heartbreak lying in wait though mwahaha.

      Coming right up XD

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  10. FINALLY!!!!

    MB: keturahskorner.blogspot.com
    PB thegirlwhodoesntexist.com

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  11. AHHH THIS IS SO EXCITING LILA. I signed up (hope it went through lol, I was on my phone). I cannot WAIT to see what you've been so passionately working on for so long!

    - Eleanor

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    1. Definitely came through! Thank you so much - I can't wait for you to read it!

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  12. SO EXCITING! I signed up, hope I make the cut. :D

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  13. I was SO EXCITED and was going to sign up but last week was soooooo busy and now I missed it....oh well. But hey, I'll get to read it eventually, yah? Even if I have to wait for it to be published and then buy it. :)

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    1. Awww I'm sorry!! Yeah there'll be later opportunities for sure! :D <33

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