Beta Readers

I am trying to find beta readers for my second book.  I thought it would be easy to find readers for it.  Everyone who I have asked is avoiding me like I have the plague.  Really people?

The book has some steamy action in it and I feel really weird in asking people I know to read it.  One of my many nieces pointed out to me how creepy she feels thinking of me writing sex scenes because I am her aunt.  One of my older sisters told her to gloss over it and not read it.  How is that supposed to help me out?  I want to know.

I am going to ask my best friend to see if she will beta read for me.  I am hoping she has the time, if not, her husband who does read romances.  He reads them to her, which I think is sweet and amazing. Not many men admit they read romance novels and to their wives, no less.

My hubby just groans and he did read one, I asked him to read.  He wasn’t thrilled by it but he did do it.  He is more of a sci-fi and fantasy reader.  Romances aren’t his thing.

I have found I can’t read another romance when I am writing one.  Nope, not going to happen.  I am currently reading a suspense novel.

I am also working on a crocheted cardi for my 14 year old niece, the drama queen.  I positively hate when she tsks at me and gives me my attitude back at me that I had back in the day.  It seems she is more like me and this really irritates my sister to no end.  I think it is funny.  Just wait until 17, she is going to have her hands full.  I was hell on wheels at 17.  It took 30 years to mellow me out some.  I still have my days, though.

I have to finish working on the cardi, and then I have two pairs of socks to knit.  I was looking in my yarn stash for the yarn I want to use and I found one today and I think the pair for my brother, I am going to use some Opal  yarn.  I love this yarn because it is tough, it withstands carpet very well.

For some reason lately, I just don’t even feel like painting any yarn.  My goal, I think is to finish writing book four and then start book five.  New ideas have been bouncing around in my head lately and that tells me, time to get back to writing.

I also want to start on a new quilt.  There is one slightly large problem, time.  I would have to give up on sleep.  No, that isn’t going to happen.  I have several quilts I need to finish.

Procrastination has played a big part in me not finishing those quilts.  I admit it, I do procrastinate and it usually involves knitting the second sock.  It now involves the quilts that need to be finished.

Back to finding my beta readers.