I am overwhelmed!
When I posted that I was ‘hiring’ new betas, I received 106 emails from volunteers.
Of the 106 of the those who volunteered, only 21 were available to beta any/all of the stories I’m currently working on… Since I’m naturally *blonde (*prone to spontaneous idiocy) I used that to help trim down the selection.
When I sent out the latest chapter of Meanwhile to them all, 14 sets of Beta notes were returned…
My Beta thanks for this chapter go to (in no particular order)
Like I said, I’m overwhelmed. I was actually worried that I’d have a hard time finding someone willing to work with me.
I’m in the process of whittling the abundant mass of helpfulness to a more manageable number, I’m thinking 3 since I’m pretty sure Rolling Stone doesn’t have 21 editors, but I have to thank everyone who volunteered.
Now, with all that being said and done, Meanwhile #22 should be surgically perfect, technically speaking.
Because I didn’t have a beta (or maybe just a brain) at the time, I forgot to post the picture of Sookie’s ring in Meanwhile. The picture was made way back when I ‘made’ Eric’s ring, so it really was just an oversight. For anyone interested, it’s been added in line with the chapter (#20).
So here it is, thanks to a metric ass ton of endlessly appreciated assistance…
Chapter 22: Freedom
Yeah most prolly just wanted to read your chapters earlier. I would have offered but my punctuation is really crap.
See I knew my reasoning wasn’t altruisitic so I decided to be good and allow the people who are way better with grammatical knowledge offer. You’d think being married to an English major and growing up with a mother who is also an English major I would be able to help, but I always just used them. Glad you got so many offers of help though and thanks for the update. I’ve been going through withdrawl from your stories. I think some of us really need to have an Ericizmine support group for days you don’t post.
: ) It’s broughps by the way not buroughps.
I knew that…
i was just testing you.
Hence why she needs a Beta
Betas schmetas. What about the hit count?! Less than four thousand to go ’til you roll over a million!
I’m on it…
I wasn’t thinking about it…
thanks to you, I’m chewing my nails!
A little celebration, that’s all I ask. Maybe a free Eric for the hundred most loyal readers and an Alcide for the rest?
Oh, Hell!! I didn’t realize that you were looking for Betas! If I had known, I definitely would have volunteered. I just finished reading “Dead Tired” and “Dead Sexy”, and was wondering if you even had a Beta. I wanted to email you or leave a comment to say I would happily volunteer to go through the stories & correct the spelling and punctuation. You’re such an amazingly talented writer, however; you must have an editor to help along the way!
I love your stories, no matter the way how they’re presented. I’ll keep reading!