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My name is Keira and I'm fed up with the beta process.

Don't get me wrong, I totally love my betas. They're great. I just hate the process itself.  

I have to ask myself, who in fandom decided that beta was a thing? Who thought -- oh, I'm getting free stuff to read but this author really should do a bunch of extra work to make sure my free entertainment doesn't have any typos!

I'm currently in beta for my QB fic. I mean, like I'm on part 2 of 6 in that process. I just finished Darkly Loyal and it's twice the length of my QB. If I actually put that in beta -- it wouldn't be ready to post until probably April. Fuck that noise.


Date: 2018-12-23 11:03 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rosefyre
Up to you, honestly? I do occasionally like betas, but I stopped using them for some fics because, as you said, it adds so much time to the writing/editing/posting cycle. I think there's a case to be made, especially if you're participating in an exchange or doing something as a gift or want a check on certain things, but there's also a case for just having fun and getting your fic out. So really, up to you.
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