Every writer procrastinates. But me? I procrastinate so much that I’ve made a hobby of reading OTHER PEOPLE’S writing and working out plot holes FOR THEM! How’s that for epic?
My name’s Faith Inez, and I’m a beta reader. I use she/her pronouns. Welcome to my brain.*
I’m also a writer of YA/NA General Fiction, with a few plans for Sci-Fi and Fantasy in the works as well. You may know me from my first blog, The Plot Project, which is now run by the fabulous Grace Weiser. Check it out. In a new tab, of course.
Back to me. My Twitter profile pic looks like this.
I’m actually much more like this.
Inner struggles, headless. Marker on flesh. Me, 2016.
I started beta reading at the end of 2015, when I struck up an online friendship with Miranda Kulig, who then asked me to look over her WIP, Unperfected. (I’ve linked to her blog. Follow.) We went through it chapter by chapter, and I realized I actually really liked this editing stuff. Then Nate Philbrick sent out a request for beta readers in mid-2016 for his December 2016 release Where The Woods Grow Wild, and I jumped on that bandwagon faster than you clicked on those links. (Assuming you clicked them already and have just now come back to finish reading this, so…pretty fast.) I have a full list of the wonderful authors I’ve beta’d for on the Beta Page, but these two stand out because they were my first.
As I pondered where to take my writing journey in 2017, beta reading hit me like a ton of pounds. (Props if you get that reference.) I enjoy doing it and writers enjoy good feedback – well, perhaps appreciate is a better word – anyway, why not make it into more of a hobby? So I have officially started this blog to open my services to the public. See the Contact page for details.
Meanwhile, I’ll be posting about my own writing journey as well as keeping you updated on whatever genuine perplexities hit my brain. (See how I worked the blog name in there? Eh? Eh? Okay.) I hope you’ll subscribe and stick around, but if not…
Thanks for reading, and stay crazy. 🙂
*NOTE: I am no longer taking beta reading requests during this year.