I’ve arrived at a waypoint in writing my WIP, “Lives in Time”, and have a 45K word novella that I’d like to publish as an intro to the larger story. I’ve edited it until I’m exhausted. It’s not the best writing your going to find, but it’s certainly not the worst. Not much of a sales job, right? I need a beta reader to tell me whether or not I have a complete story; whether it’s worth reading; whether anyone will care. I realize that all these things are very subjective. And I’m not simply looking for validation. I can take criticism and work with it. I do, however, want to have some assurance that what I’m about to hold forth to the public is worthwhile. Scrivener tells me that the work will take about 3 1/2 hours to read. The premise is that a young privileged couple of the future, early in their relationship, find themselves thrown back in time and have to figure things out together. The larger story (parts Two and Three) will include more classic adventure novel elements.