Wow…I so wasn’t expecting such a quick turnaround on a request for a full. Jim McCarthy of Dystel & Goderich (who was the last agent I e-queried) liked what he saw of the query letter, synopsis, and first chapter I sent to him and requested the rest of the manuscript for his “prompt review.” Hee! I know he probably says that to all the girls, but it still made me giddy to read that! =)
Soooo…um…I am begging my beta readers to try and give the manuscript a quick once-over this weekend. I hate to have to ask for such a quick turn-around, but I really want to do one more polish-up of the manuscript before I send it on to J.M. and I’d love to have it ready by Monday since he gave such a quick turn-around for me. My husband is already about halfway through and should finish it up tonight or tomorrow, so if nothing else I will at least have his comments if you others just can’t fit it in. (And I will totally understand if you can’t!) He is a great beta reader and gives me very honest (and often opinionated – ha!) feedback. No matter the fact I’m his wife.
Actually, he’s already given me a few good comments for things I need to expand. Including the brother storyline that I added in last cause well…I kinda rushed it to get it done and it needs some more fleshing out. Which I suspected would be the case. And a few other nits he picked up on. Like things I know but forgot to explain so readers know!
So in short…um, any betas who can get a quick turn-around on this would be appreciated greatly and I will have your bab…er, I mean thank you in my first acknowledgements section when (must think positive) my first book is published.