Emperor

Nov. 15th, 2010 11:59 am
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[personal profile] glishara
So, what with me being absolutely crazy and all that, I'm off and rolling on Emperor with very little time passed since the end of Guerrilla.

I'm planning to post a chapter a week on a set day, so that I won't be tempted to post early and waste my buffer, and to start once I have the prologue and the first two chapters written. I'm around 1000 words into chapter 1 now, and still filling out the shape of the entire fic. I'm not entirely certain yet what the major themes will be, though a lot of themes from Guerrilla will be carried on. I'm also definitely going to have multiple POV characters in this one: Ivan, Mark, probably Cordelia, possibly Kareen, and possibly Mia Maz Vorob'yev. I'm not at all certain of the details yet.

But. One thing I'd really like to do with this one is have a more regular beta-reader than I had last time. My husband did pre-posting read-throughs for me, and I did multiple passes for spelling and grammar issues, but it would be good to have someone who isn't listening to me constantly ramble about awesome new themes and ideas look it over, too.

So I'm putting it out here: is there anyone who'd be willing to do beta-reading duty on Emperor for me? I'd be looking for a version of beta-reading that looks for out-of-character behavior, awkward phrasing or grammar errors, typoes, and then a sort of feedback on what you see as the major events of the chapter, what the turning points are, and what repeated themes you see in the chapter from earlier in the fic, so that I can get a feel for whether I'm accomplishing what I intend to.

Date: 2010-11-19 07:04 am (UTC)
rymenhild: Manuscript page from British Library MS Harley 913 (Default)
From: [personal profile] rymenhild
Has anyone volunteered for the beta position? I've been thinking hard about whether I can commit if you're still looking. I hardly ever contribute fic to the fan community, and I am an English grad student with a good eye for thematics and typos. Besides, I've been reading every chapter carefully as soon as you've posted it. If you're interested, email me at rymenhild@yahoo.com

Date: 2010-11-19 07:05 am (UTC)
rymenhild: Manuscript page from British Library MS Harley 913 (Default)
From: [personal profile] rymenhild
Of course, I missed a period at the end of the last sentence... sigh! :)

Date: 2010-11-19 09:16 am (UTC)
edithmorningstar: Edith Piaf at the microphone, arms flung wide. Colorized. (Default)
From: [personal profile] edithmorningstar
I couldn't commit to being a regular beta right now, but I'd be happy to be a backup.

Date: 2011-01-21 05:08 pm (UTC)
bzarcher: A stand mixer with blue and white flames (Default)
From: [personal profile] bzarcher
Hi! I found your journal because of Guerilla - it was fantastic work.

If you're still interested in a Beta, I would be very interested in helping.

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