(Listening to - Rammstein - Rein Raus)
As of about 9pm, in fact.
I was surprised to see how many things I'd missed in the first edit, actually. If you'd asked me before this second edit how much work I thought there would be, I'd have said "little to none."
Aaaaaanyway, the second read through and edit is done. The story is good, the characters don't change sex half way through, and it's not riddled with sparkly vampires. Job well done. Now comes the real "eep!" bit. Beta readers.
DUN DUN DUUUUUUN!!!
While I'm confident about the story for the most part, I'm also nervous as hell. I want total 100% honesty, but what if they hate it? What if it sucks so hard that they all start shunning me?
Ok, granted, the last is unlikely, but still. Can you tell this is my first experience with beta readers?
I've already sent it out to two of my readers and will be emailing another and printing out a copy for my folks to read (they've been warned that they must be honest) tomorrow.