Christmas Morning in August

I have it back! My full master copy has gone through its first Beta Reader. He went through the four hundred pages in a matter of days and only had thirty-eight comments. A good sign if I ever saw one. Thank you, J.P.! Check out his work, projects and updates at his site Fistful of Fiction.

Today I am going through those comments and the small list I’ve made myself. Mine is easier. Things like changing chapter breaks to end those enormously long chapters and making sure our anti-hero’s new rank stays consistent the entire way through. All in all, it should be completed today and tomorrow, to be sent out to the group of Beta Readers for Friday!

My favorite package has arrived

These changes are exciting. The first time I get to see how other eyes read and feel about the full work: invaluable and humbling. Opening this file feels like Christmas morning and getting that big test grade all wrapped up into one.

Now to work!


About Courtney Sloan

A New Orleans native, Courtney Sloan relocated to the hills of Central Maryland after Hurricane Katrina. There she lives with her husband and fellow author, J.P. Sloan, their son and their crazy German Shepherd pup. Adding to her writing life, Courtney is also a professor at the local college and enjoys learning a world of new ideas from her students as she teaches them about writing and communicating. Courtney’s New Orleans upbringing has left her with a love for the macabre and a flare for the next to normal. She writes speculative fiction with a variety of horror and sass mixed in for flavor. She loves taking the world of politics that haunts us now, and adding the supernatural to create a gumbo of thrills to keep you up at night. A self-proclaimed lover of way too many fandoms, Courtney also loves crafting. From blankets to jams to stories, it’s always better homemade. View all posts by Courtney Sloan

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