Daughters of Britain was handed over to Beta Reader Three for the final reading before the final edit before I start shopping it around.
Beta Reader Two was very good for my ego this time around. Like, seriously good. In between his corrections on grammar, spelling and punctuation, and drawing attention to problematic aspects of the story's timeline, he stopped every so often to remark on the things he think I got right. That's always nice.
I'm bragging a little bit, but I really wanted to share some of the nicer things said about the manuscript. Here we go:
You wasted no time making likeable characters.
I hate it when you make super-likeable characters… they usually die.
It’s these little character moments between action and hard plot that makes your characters and writing so compelling.
ok… for some reason I have tears… well done
I feel like I should be clapping.
Fantastic story. Absolutely fantastic.
You bring the characters and history to life.
I'm really glad that the story came across so well. It is something of a pet love of mine, being a Celtic thing and all. I'm now really excited about this one, and I'm looking forward to Beta Reader Three's comments, who is generally the toughest of the beta readers. I should be getting those comments back relatively quickly (I've been promised) and so should be ready to submit in September.
I promise to keep you posted on that one!
So, since I've bragged so much, I want to give you the opportunity to brag as well. Leave the thing you are most proud of in the comments. I want to hear you dance in your glory!