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19 June 2008 @ 11:01 pm
I'm sitting pretty at

I have exactly one scene left to write.  Less than 1500 words.  And then it's off to the beta readers.

So.  If you want to beta read for me, comment on this post with your e-mail address.  If you beta read for me last time and sent me a response, you are automatically a beta this time unless you specifically wish otherwise (please say so).  If you beta'd for me last time and never sent a response, you can request to beta again.  I don't hold it against you,  I promise - I just don't auto send the new book to you.

This is pure space opera - telepathic space pirates, politics, adventure, love, hate, violence, war, complicated societies, sex, assassins, and cool special abilities.  Character driven - very much so.  I only explain the science as much as I absolutely have to.
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
a 1930s screwball comedy with robotschaneen on June 20th, 2008 06:41 am (UTC)
Count me in! I have a lot more free time this time around, so I won't flake on you like last time.


Congratulations on being almost finished!
rhienellethrhienelleth on June 20th, 2008 06:47 am (UTC)
No problem! I have {{guilty}} flaked once or twice myself on beta duties. A good friend has a theory about writers making the most delinquent beta readers. She is most likely right. :-)

*adds you to e-mail*

This will probably go out tomorrow.
ex_kaz_maho on June 20th, 2008 09:06 am (UTC)
Congrats on the great progress. I absolutely LOVE the sound of this but simply can't commit to beta-duties... Much as I'd love to read it. See? I'm a flakey writer... *sigh*

Well done on almost finishing, though!! :)
rhienelleth: Will - araestelrhienelleth on June 20th, 2008 03:35 pm (UTC)
:-D No problem. I know the feeling. I have a writer who is more like a crit partner, I suppose, who I always beta for (I will be almost as excited when he finally gets published, as I will be for myself in the same circumstance) - and anyway, I totally flaked on his last novel for something like a month because I was too busy writing this one. I don't read much, when I'm mid-novel. It sort of consumes me.
i teach sunday school, motherfucker.: flowers chocolate and promises by spiffyrandomeliza on June 20th, 2008 11:54 am (UTC)
I asked to beta and didn't send a response (in my defence, things were a little hectic...) but I would absolutely LOVE to read this. Pirates! In SPACE! Love it. If you could send it to my St. Andrews address - ese with the number two after it at st hyphen andrews dot ac dot uk - that'd be fantastic.
rhienelleth: blue swordrhienelleth on June 20th, 2008 03:36 pm (UTC)
Got it! And no worries, babe - you are always welcome to beta, or not as time allows. I look forward to your thoughts on space pirates. :D
The Proverbial Bull in a China Shop...: Yay!sabaceanbabe on June 20th, 2008 01:03 pm (UTC)
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! *twirls you madly*

rhienelleth: jack -- cmon_amuse_merhienelleth on June 20th, 2008 03:37 pm (UTC)
Ahem - I will send you a complete copy, so you won't have to scroll through individual chapters to re-read. :-D
L.A.frenchroast on June 20th, 2008 01:35 pm (UTC)
Oooo. I am very much intrigued, and I would love to be a beta. *imagines herself as a pretty bluey-red Siamese fighting fish*
Just let me know what kind of feedback you're looking for!
rhienellethrhienelleth on June 20th, 2008 03:46 pm (UTC)
The beta e-mail will give a detailed explanation, but basically, I'm not looking for grammatical, unless you just can't stop yourself. It's pretty clean (I edit as I go) and I'll catch most things in the editing pass. I'd prefer people concentrate on the story and characters and give me feedback re: that. And usually I have a specific question or two. :D

Also, i have a fish tank on my desk. It used to hold a beautiful blue betta, and then he got sick and died, and I haven't yet gotten another. But I really should.
xlanaxlana on June 20th, 2008 03:57 pm (UTC)
gmail me! missus.wing!

i've been waiting! (-:
rhienellethrhienelleth on June 20th, 2008 03:58 pm (UTC)
You were definitely already on the list! :-D Expect an e-mail this afternoon.
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rhienellethrhienelleth on June 20th, 2008 04:24 pm (UTC)
Well ~ I don't necessarily need all super fast responses, but there is a reason (I can't really go into here, but I'll mention it in the beta e-mail) why I do need at least some quick responses.

However, I am flexible. Feedback in a month's time will still be useful to me. :-D
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rhienellethrhienelleth on June 20th, 2008 08:36 pm (UTC)
I need whatever e-mail addy you'd like it sent to. :D
anneteanneten on June 20th, 2008 07:34 pm (UTC)
If you still need betas, I would be happy to offer my services. I'm a sucker for space operas (I still mourn the passing of Firefly).

rhienellethrhienelleth on June 20th, 2008 08:36 pm (UTC)
Absolutely! I just need whatever e-mail addy you'd like it sent to. :)
anneteanneten on June 21st, 2008 05:45 pm (UTC)
My address is 'anneten@mac.com'.

Thanks a bunch!
KayJayUUkayjayuu on June 21st, 2008 02:50 am (UTC)
I would like to beta, what kind of time frame are you looking at? I'm booked for a few days... but just let me know!

rhienellethrhienelleth on June 21st, 2008 03:58 am (UTC)
You are welcome to - time frame is somewhat flexible. E-mail?
KayJayUUkayjayuu on June 21st, 2008 07:46 pm (UTC)
kayjayuu at lj will get to me, thanks!
Anyamadame_parker on June 21st, 2008 05:39 am (UTC)
I'd also love to beta read, the story sounds just like what I enjoy. And I'm a pretty fast reader. :)