Betas Wanted: QOD

Forums Fiction General Writing Discussions Betas Wanted: QOD

This topic contains 18 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by  valtmy 2 months, 2 weeks ago.

Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 19 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #78821

    valtmy
    @valtmy

      @seekjustice @rochellaine @jenwriter17 @ashira @introvert-girl @any-others

      Given the (hopefully temporary) collapse of the KP forum, I am creating this thread to announce that Part 3 of Queen of Drama has been uploaded for review. I am not very satisfied with this part since I did not cover as much as I intended to but I think it is best that I move on to Part 4 else I end up sitting on Part 3 forever.

      Links for Part 3 (as well as the previous parts for reference) can be found below. No pressure here if you are unable to help. While I do wish to get as much feedback as possible, I am aware that QOD is far from being completed and ready for a true beta read. However, I like posting different parts and updating you guys like this because I think it gives me more motivation and accountability in my writing. πŸ˜€

      Part 1
      Part 2
      Part 3

      For those of you who are not in the loop, Queen of Drama is my historical fantasy/political satire/romance parody WIP that I previously released on the KP forum for beta review. You are welcome to join in if you are interested. Just click on the link to request access (Google sign-in required) but do let me know in this thread so that I know who you are. πŸ™‚

      #79221

      SeekJustice
      @seekjustice

      @valtmy

      Sorry for the delay! I read the whole thing today (while I was supposed to be working on SFI) and loved it. I like that Taekyeon is finally getting some more page time and I did feel sorry for Jang. I was starting to like that fellow. It seems to me that people are no more safer in your novels than they are in mine.

      Crazy INFP, writer, dancer, musical fanatic.
      Seek justice, love mercy, walk humbly with your God

      #79231

      valtmy
      @valtmy

        @seekjustice

        Sorry for distracting πŸ˜› Please continue your good work with SFI!

        Glad to know that you loved this part (Drat you, inner critic! Why did you trouble me so?). Feel free to add in comments if you have any. I would like to know if there is anything I can improve on. πŸ˜€

        I like Taekyeon having more page time too because it seems that the scenes which do not involve him are the angsty ones (My opinion on angsty stories should be fairly obvious by now). As for Jang… He has already been dealt with a really bad hand so I felt sorry too. But it was necessary. There is a reason why I kept insisting that this is not a romance novel after all. πŸ˜›

        By the way, now that you have finished Part 3, I think you have a fair idea of where this story is going. There is a plot point for Part 4 that I wish to seek your input on. Explaining it is going to be lengthy so do you mind if I drop you an email about this?

        #79333

        SeekJustice
        @seekjustice

        @valtmy

        I saw quite a few typos in there, but those aren’t really a problem. One thing that always puts me off a little is when you introduce a character who appears for a few scenes and then dies (I think anyway. I’m presuming the guy that hanged himself was the soldier Sungmin, who then kidnapped Madam Im’s baby? I was a bit unclear on that point). But I don’t really think that’s much to worry about at the moment.

        The thing I liked about P3 over the other parts was that it really managed to suck me in. I read it all in one sitting, which I haven’t done with any of the others. Also, Myeongwol is becoming much more sympathetic now, so I feel like I can actually cheer for her when she does something good and when she succeeds, so I think you’re working her arc really well.

        Yeah, definitely. Send me an email and I’ll puzzle over it with you.

        Crazy INFP, writer, dancer, musical fanatic.
        Seek justice, love mercy, walk humbly with your God

        #79375

        valtmy
        @valtmy

          @seekjustice

          Yes, I was frustrated with that part myself but couldn’t figure out how else to convey the whole near-kidnapping thing. I wanted to minimise the soldier’s role. But without introducing and developing the motives of Sungmin, the whole series of events would just seem illogical and contrived. πŸ™

          All right I’ll send you an email. πŸ™‚

          #79448

          Selah
          @selah-chelyah

          @valtmy

          I would enjoy at least checking it out, even if I do not have a ton of time to dedicate to beta reading it. If you want… I requested access, though. πŸ™‚

          "Get wet and sandy!" ~Instructor Reno
          "You will show respect!" ~The Bearded One

          #79533

          valtmy
          @valtmy

            @selah-chelyah

            Thanks for all your detailed comments and edits! πŸ˜€ I have replied to some of your comments in the doc and will do a more in-depth review at a later time. Feel free to continue whenever you have the time. πŸ™‚

            #79552

            Selah
            @selah-chelyah

            @valtmy

            Oh, you are welcome! I try to do what I appreciate others doing for me (which is more rather than less), so let me know if I am doing more than you want me to. πŸ™‚ I will! Would you like to check out the first several chapters of my WIP, as well? (No pressure!)

            "Get wet and sandy!" ~Instructor Reno
            "You will show respect!" ~The Bearded One

            #79600

            valtmy
            @valtmy

              @selah-chelyah

              What’s your WIP about? πŸ˜€

              #79698

              Selah
              @selah-chelyah

              @valtmy

              πŸ˜€ It is historical fiction, BTW…I am not sure if you knew that or not.

              Okay, I am horrible at trying to write an interesting description for my WIP’s, but here it is anyway, one I wrote for this WIP recently:

              Jordan is living the dream as a NY lawyer when he witnesses the horrific events of 9/11. In the aftermath, he must deal with a devastating blow from an unexpected arena, bringing haunting memories from the past into play. Can he admit what he has done, and learn to live and love in the aftermath of trauma?

              Antonia is crushed when her dear friend and twin sister is killed in the terrorist attacks. In a cruel twist of events, she is shocked to discover past family secrets she did not know existed, and deal with the ramifications of those secrets. Will she ever recover, and how can she trust anyone again?Β 

              As paths cross and lives change, Jordan and Antonia must learn to surrender their wills to the Lord and let Him take control.

              "Get wet and sandy!" ~Instructor Reno
              "You will show respect!" ~The Bearded One

              #79718

              Serenity
              @serenity

              @valtmy

              I’m not on here very often, but I can beta if you like! your story sounds very interesting!

              (FYI, I am Heather. My Google account doesn’t sync with my alter alter ego, unfortunately)

              • This reply was modified 4 months, 3 weeks ago by  Serenity.

              lover of our Lord, words, and music as his writing tools
              ENTJ
              LOVES COOKIES, KNIVES, AND MUSIC!!!!

              #79966

              valtmy
              @valtmy

                @selah-chelyah

                I’m confused. A historical? After 9/11?

                #79969

                Selah
                @selah-chelyah

                @valtmy

                Yes, it is his-fic, and it is after 9/11. Anything in the past is history! πŸ™‚ And that was quite the historical event.

                "Get wet and sandy!" ~Instructor Reno
                "You will show respect!" ~The Bearded One

                #80173

                valtmy
                @valtmy

                  @selah-chelyah

                  Haha ok. I don’t know how much I will be able to help since it doesn’t sound like the kind of things I usually read but I can give it a shot. πŸ™‚

                  #80204

                  Selah
                  @selah-chelyah

                  @valtmy

                  Okay. And do not feel pressured to read it asap, just whenever you get the chance…and I love tons of feedback. πŸ™‚

                  My email is needleworksbyselah@gmail.com if you want to email me, and then I will just send you access to the Doc when I finish editing it.

                  "Get wet and sandy!" ~Instructor Reno
                  "You will show respect!" ~The Bearded One

                Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 19 total)

                You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

                Learn What Readers Want

                We compiled and analyzed how 300+Β readersΒ answered 18 questions about what they want to see in fiction. Get the free e-book and we'll also regularly send you resources to help you grow as a writer.

                You have Successfully Subscribed!

                Pin It on Pinterest