It's that time of the week again. I have been busy working on my paper edit, with only 8 Chapters left to go! I am getting increasingly excited to go through and add all the changes from the paper edit.
I have also heard back from one of my beta readers who is halfway done. It wasn't as scary as I thought it was going to be. In fact, it was quite fun to read through what she liked and what she thought needed to be changed in order to make sense or build a connection to the reader.
It's interesting that as the writer, I can't go through and read it objectively. I want to, believe you me, but it's just not possible. It's so hard to tell if I think something sucks because it really does, or if it's just because I want it to be perfect and it's not. The feedback that I've gotten so far has helped me to realize that it's just because it's not perfect yet, not because it actually sucks. There is hope for it yet.
I am getting excited to hear back from my other beta readers. They should be getting back to me within the week, so that's something to look forward to.
I have also started the process of getting the rights for my mock cover. It was scary e-mailing the artist, because I REALLY want him to say yes, but it's hard to say whether or not he will. I look forward to hearing back from him so I can move forward. If he chooses to say no, I need time to get another one done. Or rather, my awesome friend needs time to get another one done. She rocks!
My goal is to have everything done by the middle of June so I can work on getting my Proof by the end of June. There's a lot to do, and it's a little overwhelming at times, but I look forward to the challenge.