Saturday, October 5, 2013

A Call For Beta-Readers

I'm actually rather nervous about this, because I've never had a beta-reader before. *smiles a bit*

My latest project - Tomorrow's Bones - has, in a way, seized hold of me and now has me trapped. In other words, I haven't felt this worked up over a story in quite a while. Oh, don't get me wrong, I'm still very excited about the prospect of finally getting to work on my fantasy trilogy.

However, that is going to be a large undertaking, and something I have high hopes for; I want to take my time with working on it.

Tomorrow's Bones, on the other hand, is, in all likelihood, a standalone. Not only that, but it's going to be fairly less complex than the Songs of Old trilogy.

So, being this excited about it, I want to start writing it as soon as I have the plot at least mostly figured out. Except I have the tendency to either lose steam very quickly, or procrastinate horribly. As many of you probably know.

So, I was thinking perhaps beta-readers might help me get on track. :)

I've not written a logline yet, unfortunately, but I'm working on it. For now, here's a bit of a statement on what the story (or what I have of it planned out) is about.

Two years after someone killed Lenard Calderano and stole his starship, a ragtag group of people - the starship's navigator, his fiery young friend, an adventurous security guard, two ex-soldiers, and Calderano's own daughter - embark on a journey to find out who killed Calerano, and why.

I just realized that sounds pretty typical for sci-fi and/or mystery. Well, one thing that might play a part of the novel that could pique ya'll's interest - there are two rooms, the Future Room and the Past Room. Together, they're called the Time Rooms. And something went wrong while they were being invented that makes them quite dangerous...

Nope, I'm not telling you what that is, because I have to keep some mystery about it. *grins mischievously*

It is also told from two viewpoints, I probably should mention that. :)  I hope to keep it from being too confusing though.

That's about all I have to say on it at the minute; here's the Pinterest board for the novel if anyone's interested:

And here are links to excerpts I wrote with some of the characters, if you want to see a bit of that:

So yeah, if anyone is interested in beta-reading after that really boring summary, let me know. Then I can actually link you to the Google Docs where I do planning and character profiles, and you can see those to get more information before making a decision on if you want to beta-read or not. :)

God bless.

Theodora Ashcraft


    You're not boring and I love your writing and I would love to help out. :D

    1. D'awww. :) Okay, I'll add you to the Gdocs after school.

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  2. I'm sure you expected this, but... MEEEEE TOOOOO! XD

    1. Bahaha! XD I love you, Joel. You'll be added to the Gdocs after I finish school. I don't have the story there, just planning and such, but I can send you the prologue afterwards if you still want to beta-read. ;)

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