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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 04:01 pm (UTC)
esteefee: by Mashimero (panda_shirt)
From: [personal profile] esteefee
I have separate continuity/pacing betas from my line edit betas, which obviously simplifies things. They just fell into the different skill sets naturally. So divvying up the line edit beta on larger works (still nothing like 180K though, yow!) gives my betas a bit of a break. But it's all a personal preference, obvsly.
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