You gotta laugh at yourself!
While writing my second book in the historical series, Edge of the New World, (about 2500 years ago in the Florida Everglades) I had a friend of mine become a beta reader—not after the book was completed, but almost. I watched her reading the manuscript (though I pretended not to) one evening when we were attending a teachers’ conference. She was most of the way through it when she looked over at me with a puzzled look on her face. (Yes, Merrill, it was you.)
Her: “Didn’t Wagahi die?”
Me: “Uh, I think so.”
Her: “Well, she’s alive in chapter thirteen.”
Me: “Oh, crapola!” (maybe worse than that)
I grabbed the manuscript. Sure enough, I had killed that character back in chapter 5.
Me: “Shaman must have brought her back to life.”
Oh, the book was TOUCHES THE STARS.
Ashleigh saysMay 15, 2017 at 10:36 pm
Haha! Thank goodness for good friends!
Lynn Sholes saysDecember 13, 2017 at 10:46 am
You got that right!
Mac saysMay 16, 2017 at 10:02 am
Tom’s job now. Haha
Lynn Sholes saysDecember 13, 2017 at 10:47 am
Yep, he’s my first beta reader.