I went into this beta reader experience full of fear at having other people read my writing.
That fear is still there, but I’m slowly learning to accept the comments I’m getting.
I’m lucky in that so far, I haven’t had any particulary scathing comments. Most of them are picky but focused. And I find myself agreeing with many of them. Maybe on some level I knew there was more to fix that I picked up on, but that’s what beta readers are for, right? To open your mind and find those things you might not.
I’m looking forward to getting the rest of the comments back, because I can’t wait to start revising again. I’ve already begun thinking of ways to rework the beginning, but I’m telling myself to slow down. I’m not there yet.