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!
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!