Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Hooray For Mistakes

Got the notes from J.Z. and was relieved to see that he's found many a plot hole, typo, logic error, grammatical error, and dead spot -- exactly what you would hope a beta reader would do. I easily agree with 90% of the notes. The remaining ten percent is all minor stuff that has to do with matters of taste -- a suggested line of dialogue that I don't agree with, etc. Overall the notes are very encouraging and I'm excited about putting them into play.

A good beta reader is worth his weight in gold (or in this case, fine cigars and Manhattans).

Third draft word count a/o today: 78588


Anonymous said...

It's the OTHER 10% you needed to address!

Roger Eschbacher said...

Thanks, Sock. J.Z. keeps me on my toes and I'm very grateful for his input. In addition to catching a lot of my mistakes he also suggested some great lines and fun situations -- but I only used 10% of those. ;c)

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