Falon Update – Beta Readers
Well guys the brother’s a well over half way done on the first pass of the Falon edit and I’m still on the new laptop. This means that I’m still recovering all my passwords. Hopefully by monday, if not sooner, I will be able to get into the blog e-mail.
Regardless of this fact I’m getting ready to start assembling beta readers who feel interested in helping to beta read my Falon Half Blood fantasy novel. Well… Novel and Prequel.
You see during his first pass of the 180k or there abouts of material I’ve written so far, the Brother decided the best thing to do was to split the thing into a 40k prequel with the rest, including the new revised and extended ending I’ve written to make up book 1. Depending on exactly where we make the cut off between books 1 and what will eventually be book 2 (book 2 won’t be written until at least after Revenge is completed), book 1 should be between 120-140k. Or about the same size as an Admiral book.
The main reason for splitting this thing is that the pre-quel reads a little slower than what will be Book 1. It seems it just isn’t quite as popping a place to start a series from.
So to start anyone who wants to help with beta’ing the novella just use the same [Sign Up/Report and Error] button on the blog as before and drop me a line. I don’t promise to accept everyone and I do understand that a new fantasy novel isn’t every sci-fi lover’s cup of tea so if you’re not interested no sweat. We had over 30 beta readers for Admiral’s Trial and most of you guys were a really great help. We only had a few duds.
Pretty much we’re looking for with Falon is the same thing.
1) Help us with what you liked, what you didn’t, plus any typos, misspelling, grammar/comma errors, and any story or plot holes you’ve spotted along the way. I know there were a few of those in there from the Bar people, don’t know if we got them all cleaned up or not.
2) A review up on amazon
Preferably we’d like help with both but either one of them helps us make the books and series better as we go along.
Obviously if you don’t respond to us with comments on how to make these early drafts better and at the same time can’t be bothered to put up a review for us that’s not trying to be a beta reader. That’s just bumming a free e-arc. Fortunately we hasn’t been much of an issue yet because we’ve got a great community here.
So lets keep that going and help us all make this book be all it can be!
You guys are the best and I appreciate all your help and support. Just let me know if you’d like to take a crack at the prequel and Book 1 when its ready too!
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