Sending When Life Hands You Lymes to Beta Readers

Posting on here has taken a backseat the last two days because I was so close to finishing the second/third draft of When Life Hands You Lymes and therefore I wanted to spend all my computer time swimming through the sea of words, preparing them to set sail into the inboxes on my beta readers.

I had told myself that as soon as I finished the draft of WLHYL I would celebrate by requesting beta readers on my writing group’s Facebook Community. I have literally been excited about doing that for a year and a half now.

It was a little before midnight when I finally finished the draft of WLHYL and posted in GTWers asking for beta readers. It took me a lonngg time to fall asleep last night and when I did, I dreamed that I woke up and no one had responded to my request. (The group includes writers from all over the world there is often activity at all hours of the day and night.) 

When I actually did wake up this morning and I realized I had only dreamed about having no responses I was pretty happy. I was extremely eager to find out if anyone had requested the book so after I had my devotions I checked and… YAY! My dreams were foundation-less and I just spent the last hour and half drafting an email letting the beta readers know what I am looking for and then sending out the first chapter.

This is an exciting new stage of When Life Hands You Lymes and I’m thrilled to have entered it. It’s taken a lot of work to get to this place, but it’s been well worth it. I’m eager to hear back from the beta readers and take WLHYL to a whole new level.

And in case you’re not familiar with writer jargon, a beta reader is:

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