I asked the wife of one of my husband’s friends to be a beta reader. We had been to each other’s homes only a couple of times, but had bonded over book exchanges. I jumped at the opportunity to have an avid reader give my MS a once over.
“Wow, really?” I held my breath. “That was fast. It’s only been about a four days.”
“Read it twice”
“OK. Wow” This does not bode well. “Well what did you think?”
“It’s pretty good.” Uh-oh.
She is kidding me? “Well, that’s an angle I hadn’t considered” I can hear Mr. K snickering from the couch. I throw a pillow at his head.
I finally hang up the phone. “She’s nuts, she rewrote three scenes. She’s emailing them to me. Was she kidding?”
“Probably not.” Mr. K grins. He tried to warn me.
I pull up the MS. Phillip a cop? Really? Mmmmmm…….