1. Tenderiser

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    Beta II

    Discussion in 'Romance Forums' started by Tenderiser, Sep 20, 2017.

    Hello romancers

    Is anyone up for beta'ing my contemporary romance? I have conflicting feedback and I need people I can trust to help me sort it all out.

    It's 93,000 words and mostly of the more fluffy romcom kind, rather than dark and wrenchy. Totally a word. I'm crap at summarising but the gist is a cynical scientist is sent to Loch Ness to study a parasite in the water, and is stuck with an unscientific assistant who believes in the Loch Ness Monster. A bit of enemies-to-lovers but it's not really trope driven.

    SPAG should be pretty much there - probably some typos I've missed - and it's the plot stuff I need help with. Does the romance work, is anything unbelievable, etc.

    Anybody got time to help a romancer out? :)

    Tagging because I don't get notifications for this forum... @BayView @Laurin Kelly @Trish @Pauline
     
  2. BayView

    BayView Huh. Interesting. Contributor

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    Sure - e-mail it to me.

    (Standard warning that I'm not a great beta, but, for what I'm worth...)
     
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    I don't usually read M/F romance, but I can certainly give it a shot. I'll PM you my email address.
     
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    Tenderiser Not a man or BayView

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    Thanks ladies!
     
  5. Pauline

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    Count me in too. paulinelhornsby@gmail.com
     
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    Thank you! I'm making a few changes and will send it along soon. :)
     
  7. BayView

    BayView Huh. Interesting. Contributor

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    I'm developing a fairly strong paranoia (except maybe it's TRUE) that I'm not getting e-mails. But possibly people just aren't sending them...

    So, @Tenderiser, if you sent me this MS, I didn't receive it. And other forum members, if you beta'ed something for me and sent it back and I didn't respond with the effusive gratitude you deserve, it's because I didn't get the e-mail.

    Possibly you guys are just all really busy and doing other things and everything's fine, and I haven't been nagging because if that's the case you definitely don't need to be nagged. But... possibly I'm not getting e-mails.

    Let me know if you sent something and expected a response but didn't get one.
     
  8. Tenderiser

    Tenderiser Not a man or BayView

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    I haven't sent it. I had a brief moment of motivation but now I'm back to 'can't be bothered to write ever again.'

    We do ignore you, though. It's not paranoia.
     
  9. BayView

    BayView Huh. Interesting. Contributor

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    I'm fine with you guys ignoring me (I expected nothing better, frankly) but I'd feel really bad if someone sent me beta notes and I ignored them. Because I am a decent human being. Not something you'd be familiar with, I don't suppose.

    ETA: I'm always tempted to put a little smiley face at the end of these messages to show I'm joking, and then I always resist the temptation. Because maybe I'm NOT joking! Ha!
     
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    Tenderiser Not a man or BayView

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    What is this decant of which you speak?
     
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    About this... I kind of hit a writing slump and this manuscript has been roundly ignored. :bigoops: Thank you again for the offers and sorry I suck.
     

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