by Shelt Garner
Now that I’ve finished my first draft of my first novel, I’m taking about a month’s worth of a pause to develop and read. I’m re-reading Jack M. Bickham’s Scene & Structure and I’m being reminded of some basics of storytelling that will really, REALLY improve the second draft.
As such, I’m careening towards a point later this year (hopefully) when I’m going to need Beta Readers for the second draft. The problem is, I have no friend, I’m flat broke and no one likes me. What’s more, if I’m going to make the spring querying season, I’m going to need a pretty quick turnaround from anyone reading the second draft.
But I have to believe. I have to have hope that I can figure out how to overcome this potential problem with Beta Readers. I’ve gotten this far, I don’t see why I can’t figure out a way to fix this particular issue, too.