Beta day

I spent three hours this morning putting together my beta reader copies and getting them out the door. I got to switch over the work in progress listed in my community signature from Gods Old and Dark to Midnight Rain — I finally get to get back to it and do that last few thousand words, and then jump into the revision. I’m so excited about that that I almost can’t type.

And I’m doing career assessment this week. Big stuff, and not a lot of fun — trying to figure out where I am and where I want to be and how the hell to get there. I’ve now finished off the last of my contracted books, and it’s time to see where I stand, with twenty-five books written and twenty-three sold. If I’d had this same career twenty years ago, I think I’d be farther along. But much as it’s pleasant to think about that, it’s pretty pointless — I have my career now, and the issues writers face now are the ones that I have to deal with.

On the 25th, I’ll get my quick-turnaround beta comments back, and on the 26th I’ll collate them and get to work fixing the manuscript so that I can have it out the door by the 30th.

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About the author: Novelist, writing teacher, on a mission to reprint my out-of-print books and self-publish my new ones.

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  • Rick Jan 22, 2003 @ 18:08

    I’m glad things are going so well for you. By the way, I’m doing Memory of Fire for my Creative Writing project. If you get bored, you can do my project for me. 😉

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