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    BayView Huh. Interesting. Contributor

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    Beta?

    Discussion in 'Romance Forums' started by BayView, Jul 14, 2017.

    Is it cool if we use this space to seek romance-specialized betas?

    Assuming yes... I have a fluffy, fun (hopefully), reunited lovers m/m romance I'm hoping to finish up today. @Tenderiser has already helped me sort through the alpha part of this story, but it'd be great to have fresh eyes on the more-or-less finished version, if anyone has time?

    No big rush, and I'd be looking for general impressions and, most particularly, anything that seems to be missing/glossed over (as I'm hoping to find an extra couple thousand words somewhere...)
     
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    Tenderiser Not a man or BayView

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    UM EXCUSE ME but I was never sent the ending.

    Everybody please boycott BayView until she sends it to me.
     
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    BayView Huh. Interesting. Contributor

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    They all die. You don't need a happy ending in Romance, you know. Free your mind from the shackles of conformity!

    Alternatively... I'm rewritting the ending today. I can send it to you when I'm done. Please don't boycott me, tiny romance community! I'll do better, I promise!!!
     
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    Tenderiser Not a man or BayView

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    But how can they know you won't leave THEM with blue balls?

    No, I think we need a boycott until I have the ending.
     
  5. BayView

    BayView Huh. Interesting. Contributor

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    If you have balls, we're going to need to have a discussion about honesty on the internet.
     
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    Tenderiser Not a man or BayView

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    Have you ever said, "Tenderiser, are you a 53-year-old plumber called Brian?"

    No, you have not. Therefore I have not had the opportunity to lie.
     
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    What's the approximate word count and how soon would you like it back? I'd love to beta it but I just want to make sure I can get it done in the timeframe you need. :)
     
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    60K words and I don't give a damn when I get it back. I just want it off my computer so I can move on to the next project with a clear mind.

    (It's actually about 59K words and I need it over 60, so if you can suggest some places where I could insert, say, "very, very," then that would be super-helpful).

    It's probably reasonable clean in terms of SPAG stuff - but general impressions would be useful.
     
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    Yes, please. Would love to, if you are still interested. Oh, and if you're offeringo_O
     
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    Absolutely. Can you send me your e-mail address?
     
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    We're private, right? Lol paulinelhornsby@gmail.com
     
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    You can email it to me at lngrunert@gmail.com.
     
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    Whoo hoo! Thanks, guys! (and as always, if you absolutely hate it, don't force yourself to keep reading! I'd appreciate it if you could let me know where you stopped and roughly what turned you off (if you can put it into words) but even that is totally optional.

    Thanks!
     
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    If you need anyone else, I'm always willing :supergrin: tlnicholas@live.com
     
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    Thanks! I think I've got that one more or less wrapped up, but I have a het one I'm hoping to have finished in the next week or so... can I send it to you?
     
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    Trish Damned if I do and damned if I don't Contributor

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    Absolutely. Just give me a heads up when you do so I don't lose it in my why-won't-this-thing-stay-empty-for-ten-seconds inbox.
     
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    @Trish, hopefully you still have time to take a look? I've sent a copy to the e-mail above (it'll be from manybooklives) but if you don't have time anymore, I totally understand.

    And if anyone else has time to take a look, I'd appreciate it.

    It's a pretty standard m/f contemporary. Girl comes back to her farm community after being away while quite a while, takes up with her brother's best friend.

    I changed some characterization and details half-way through, and I think I caught the changes earlier on, but I can't guarantee that I did, so I'd appreciate general impressions as always but would REALLY appreciate fresh eyes to make sure everything's consistent...

    Let me know if you have time.

    Thanks!
     
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    Trish Damned if I do and damned if I don't Contributor

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    I got it and I do have time. When do you need it back by? I'm sure ASAP, but I might not be able to get it back to you until Tuesday or Wednesday depending on how the weekend goes. Is that okay?
     
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    There's no rush at all. This is my "set it aside and try not to think about it" stage, so... a month?
     
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    Awesome. I can definitely do it in that time frame :D
     
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    I don't wanna spoil it or anything but they all die in the end.
     
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    It's SUCH a great Romance! So tragic!
     
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    :superlaugh: (It's annoying that I don't get notifications sometimes)
     
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    Hi All, and a new face! Welcome Trish. I haven't been around much, had some family issues to take care of. If you need an extra beta, Bayview, I'd love to help out.
     
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    Thank you @Pauline :D
     

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