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Do You Like Women’s Fiction?

Blue sky bellThe first fifteen chapters of my novel move forward in time semi-rapidly. Are you able to tell that time has moved on, and is it a smooth transition?

No, my novel is not released yet, but if you could read it, would you answer the above question? How about the one below?

How do you feel about the characters? Do they seem realistic? Are they distinct enough? They have flaws, so you don’t always have to like them (or their actions), but do you like them enough to keep reading?

I’ve finished editing the first 20 chapters of my novel. I have a few beta readers, and I’m  looking for 2 more. If you’re a woman who is interested in reading and answering the above questions (and more), please let me know.

I’m not looking for it to be edited just yet. So, don’t worry about helping me with sentence structure or grammar. All I’ll need is a couple of people to answer 10 questions (taking notes as you read).

Keep in mind, I still need to edit 13 more chapters and I’m not sure if they’ll be ready by the time the first 20 are read. But, I’m working diligently to do so. In fact, I may not be around for blogging as often until editing is finished. Also, I wouldn’t need the answers to the questions until after I send the rest and you’ve read it all.

If you’d like to know a little more about the novel’s genre (women’s fiction) and storyline before deciding, check out this blog post to see if you’d be interested.

If you decide to beta read for me, I’ll need your email address to send it to you with the ten questions. Plus, I’m not sure I can send it in any other format but Word, although I may be able to convert to pdf.

If I fill those two spots before I hear from some of you, I will let you know. Thanks, and wish me luck.


9 thoughts on “Do You Like Women’s Fiction?”

  1. You have a well written, strong story. Many folks will relate to the characters and situations. Best of luck!


    1. Thank you so much, Lauren. I’m working fast and furious on these chapters now. I’ve been up past midnight every night this week. I’m submitting multiple to our critique group for the next meeting. Looking forward to it.


  2. Good luck …. with your readers and your work ahead – you are a very talent writer … so I know you will make it. *smile – from your biggest fan. *smile


  3. Hi Lori,
    I’d be happy to beta read for you. You should be able to see my gmail address if you access the Comments from the WordPress page left hand menu.
    🙂 Dale


  4. Good luck in recruiting your beta readers and good luck with the editing. I’m waiting to hear back from the rest of my early readers. I’m itching to send my manuscript off, but I want to wait until all opinions are in. Writing requires such patience. One day at a time, isn’t it?…


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