“Coup de Grace”, the title of my new novel (Spring 2015) is now in the beta reader phase. I’ve had a couple of good critical reads thus far. I’m collecting the suggestions and integrating them as I go. It’s been a little tough given how much life intrudes at times. However, we’re moving right along.
Here’s where the book is in the process: I wrote a crappy first draft. I got my first beta reader to look at it and I critiqued it half to death and rewrote the draft. I sent it to the publisher who accepted it for publication for Spring 2015 (Yeah, Bitingduck Press). They did a first read and sent me changes, which I’ve integrated. I went through the book again, and tightened and cut.
Now I’ve got a couple of beta-readers looking at it. I’ve got a couple of others lined up. They’re all helping me look for flat spots and terrible writing. Then, I’ll get a round of edits back from Bitingduck’s story editor. Once this is done, the story should be in pretty good shape, don’t you think?