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[personal profile] keiramarcos

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: 2018-12-24 02:44 am (UTC)
kristories: (balls by likefluffy)
From: [personal profile] kristories
I agree wholeheartedly. I used to be obsessed with getting things beta read and, after a while, I decided to hell with it. It's mine. It's up. If I re-read it at some point and decide to fix something so be it. I just got tired of the process, of finding the right people who don't want to make mass changes to things, or the ones who will pay attention to more than just what they want to read.
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