I'm finally ready to hand everything over to my beta readers! I shall order a few proofs for them to read. Time to release will depend partly on feedback - hopefully there aren't major issues!
For those of you unfamiliar with beta reading, it is getting feedback from the general public (ideally members of the target audience). Not all feedback will be used, but if I see trends or if there are parts that seem unclear or uninteresting to readers, then I will take a serious look at how these parts can be improved.
A worst case scenario. would be consistent feedback that entire characters or story arcs are terrible. So fingers crossed!
I recently finished several years of employment with the Canadian government to pursue a Master's degree. My secret goal is to become a self-sustaining author. This blog is dedicated to the first book I have ever put on the market.