Book Progress

Progress Update #6 + NEWS!

Hello! It’s been at least a month since I posted an update due to mostly nothing happening. Now, I’ve got some exciting news to share…okay most of this post…you know what, this whole post is! Woohoo!

I sent my manuscript to a beta reader on March 26th. I was extremely anxious, however after receiving her feedback for the first 15 chapters, I was relieved! She gives such great feedback and some of her comments made me laugh. Here are some of them.

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She is very thorough and leaves her predictions as she reads. I’m so happy that she is actually enjoying my story! I can’t believe it! Though I’m still a little bit nervous about the rest of the story, I can’t wait for more feedback from her. I already applied the changes and I am waiting for the next installment.

Other news!

Once I get all her feedback, apply it and skim through my story for any changes, I will be sharing my story with a few people I know in real life. This is even more nerve wracking! Gah!! As I mentioned before, I’ve already shared it with my parents and brother back in January. They’re so slow at reading. They’re all under chapter 15. -_-

News on the sequel+!

I started outlining my second book! So far, it’s coming together great! As of now there are going to be over 40 chapters. There will be several deaths in this one and hopefully I can make the twists very good. I came up with over ten new characters who I’m so excited to write for + possibly one new POV. I’m still working on the parts for one of my characters (Technically 2 characters-since their stories tie together the most out of all POVs) because his story is the most complicated and needs to be put together just right. I also left extra room for pansting. I have a secret about the first book I’m not ready to reveal yet that shows I’m a true panster and I took a huge risk that hopefully worked in my favor. We’ll see when betas read it and maybe after that, I’ll be okay with revealing it.

I’ve also got many ideas for the third book as well as some for the fourth book which I’m so excited to get to. It’s going to be so much fun to write! Lots of new creatures to make for this one. I’m unsure of the series ending though and there may actually be more than four books. I’ve got a cloudy idea that may extend it further, though I’ll see when I get there.

Moving on…to more news! The best yet, I promise!

I’m planning on sharing Chapter 1 of my book with all of you on here. (I may also be sharing Chapter 2 as well) Hooray! So exciting but not because it’s also super scary! I will be doing so possibly near the end of April and/or early May.

Before I share it, I was wondering if anyone would be willing to look over Chapter 1 (Over 4,400 words) and Chapter 2 (a little over 2,000 words) for any errors. Although I have looked over them several times, I would like them looked over by other sets of eyes. There is a gory scene and maybe one curse word. If you would like to get an idea of what my story is about you can read the blurb here. If you’re are willing to help me, let me know in a twitter DM or contact me through email here.

Lastly, on June 6th-yes I have an exact date for this one-I will be doing a Bearaway. It’s basically like a giveaway, except it involves the Beary special Bear. If you don’t know who Bear is now, you will in time. I will reveal it all come that date! I will also be searching for more betas. Possibly at the end of this quarter. I’m not entirely sure, yet it’s definitely soon.

No excerpt this time. So sorry! You can enjoy this cute picture of a baby budgie that  had fallen asleep on it’s side.

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6 thoughts on “Progress Update #6 + NEWS!”

  1. That’s amazing progress, well done! Having thorough beta readers is great, I’m happy to hear you found someone dedicated who’s good at it 🙂
    I’d love to read over your chapters for you, but I don’t know if I’ll have the time :/ I don’t want to promise you something I can’t keep. I’d be happy to try though! 🙂
    I’m excited to find out what this bearaway is!

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    1. Thanks! 🙂 I’m going to be sharing the first chapter on my blog at the end of this month and the 2nd chapter in the middle of May. So I would like them back around those times. Even if you can’t finish by then its fine, I would be happy to send them your way. Just DM me on twitter when you’re ready.

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  2. Awww cute birdie. So excited to hear that your beta is enjoying it! Beta comments can be super useful. I hope you are gaining more confidence about your story. From all the little bits I’ve seen, it seems like an awesome read! Cannot wait to see your new excerpts. And oooh a Bearaway sounds interesting. Good luck with your book progress. 🙂 Book 2-4 sound like they will be fun for you to write! I’ve been doing some outlining for Book 3 of mine, and it’s so fun and refreshing to be in that stage of writing again. Best of luck to you! May the ideas (and the pants) be ever in your favor.

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    1. Lol! Thank you so much! I’m glad you’re eager to read my work. 🙂 I’m a lot more confident with my story now. I know what you mean about staring over again with a new book. Its exciting to brainstorm new ideas and see where the story goes. Thanks again!

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