The Book, it is in Beta

So.  Two years after Viable Paradise 17, my submission novel is in beta.

Yesterday, I got a compliment re: the book from one of the beta readers.  I haven’t got her full feedback yet (I told my beta readers that I wouldn’t be returning to the book until after I return from Scotland in late June, so there’s plenty of time).  But her immediate gut feedback was quite encouraging.  And unlike at VP when I got compliments from two writers I admire and a Tor editor, I didn’t feel a need to maintain a poker face, so I grinned from ear to ear.  It was a great feeling.

Unfortunately, I then got an email that sent me into a towering rage.  It passed, but the adrenaline surge of the anger, along with the blood pressure spike, left me feeling pretty awful for several hours.  But I’m OK again.

While I patiently, yet eagerly, wait for returns from the betas, I’m focussing my work time on getting all my grading done, and my leisure time on video games and a critique or two I said I’d do.

But still feeling pretty good about this whole writing thing.

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