The Shadows: Fire’s Hope has been thoroughly edited and after a much needed vacation, I’ve decided to do a second wave of Beta-Reading! I’ve listened to feedback from my editor and Beta-Readers and several parts of the story have drastically changed!
I’m so happy with how the story and style are looking now and while I work on getting some more technical things in order for the publication I’m anxious to see what a new set of readers reactions will be for the changes I’ve made.
To the first wave of Beta Readers
Thank you so much to those who participated last time, and I’d like to extend an invitation to you to return and read Fire’s Hope again to see the changes I’ve made.
To New Beta Readers
If you are interested in signing up for the second wave of Beta Reading you can fill in the form below. I’ll send you a confirmation email once I’m ready to start the new wave of Beta-Reading, and once I receive your reply, I’ll send you the first chunk of chapters. I’ve split up some of the chapters to make them shorter but I will still send each chunk in groups of 5 chapters. This time I will only include questions at the end of each chunk which you may answer as thoroughly and honestly as possible.
The second wave of Beta-Reading starts June 4
If you’re on the fence and want to know more about Fire’s Hope, you can read the first three chapters here:
Sign up for Beta-Reading: Second Wave
- In the previous draft of Fire’s Hope there was one scene in particular that almost everyone hated in some way. It was a prank played on another character that came off as really mean spirited. Though it pained me to part with it because that was one of my favorite scenes in the very first draft. I have completely rewritten this scene run it by my critique partners and I feel it is very much improved upon.
- Many of the various POV changes have been removed but there are still a select few instances where head-hopping occurs. Take note of any instances you catch and ask yourself whether it took you out of the story or not. I will ask you at the end of each section if you noticed them, and if you didn’t notice, that’s the answer I’m looking for.
- This draft has been through a professional edit but is still in need of a proofread which I plan to send it off for after this Beta-Read, but if you catch any typos or have any grammatical suggestions feel free to make notes or changes in the doc.
- If you sign up for Beta-Reading but later decide you do not like the story or do not wish to continue, that’s perfectly fine, just tell me. I appreciate all the help!
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and you can also sign up at ekathrynsshadows.wordpress.com/beta-readers.