The clocks went forward and we lost an hour. Not fair!
As promised in the last update, Sweep in Peace installment is up. I’m diving deep into the end of Magic Shifts today. Current wordcount stands at 88.5K and we are getting close to the finale. Which brings me to the beta read.
If you were a beta before and you would like to try again, please email to ilona.andrews at outlook dot com. Your email subject must say MS: First Round Beta. The email will be sorted automatically, so if you don’t follow the instructions, I will never see your email. Please don’t send a blank email. Say something about why you want to be a beta and specify if you beta’ed in the past.
Things we are looking for: reader reactions. It’s not necessary to correct grammatical mistakes. In fact, if you are the kind of person who wants to proofread, wait until the second round. This round you are reading purely for the story and the typos will drive you mad.
What if I didn’t like Magic Breaks? What if English isn’t my first language? What if I am ::insert odd question here::? Can I still beta? Yes, you can. We are trying to gather a variety of feedback.
Will I have to sign an NDA? Yes, you will. You will be receiving a slightly altered version of the file, specific to you only, and if you upload it somewhere, we will know and we will be fussy.
We are doing a very small beta read, only 5 people. Preference will be given to betas who had done it previously, but at least one spot will be reserved for someone new. Because we get hundreds of requests, if you don’t hear from us, we apologize. It means random number generator didn’t love you and you were not picked.
The file will be sent when the manuscript is complete, which should be within next 10-14 days.