First of all, I welcome these comments because I have never had such great beta readers. I have been dreaming about having good outside readers look at my work. Now, that I have them, I am sure as hell not going to complain if my readers are honest, and harsh. In fact, tough comments are the best because the comments force me to take a hard look at my work.
Today, I also plan on reading their work, and no payback is not a bitch. I look forward to reading what they are producing and giving their work candid feedback.
Another goal I have is to demystify the Smashwords Meat Grinder. That is what they call the processor that takes Microsoft word documents and creates *.mobi or Kindle files. Now, when I published “La Lechuza”, I didn’t know how to process the file properly. However, after watching YouTube videos, I realized that the document needs to be free from formatting or else it doesn’t process correctly. The *.epub book looks great, but I want my books to look good in the Kindle too, even though the work I am posting there for now is free.
Finally, I am creating my email list database. Thanks to all of you, my subscribers are growing, but I need to manage them properly, until I get a good service to work with. I have not been impressed by Email Chimp or haven’t found the right template, and I am still using Canva to create my newsletters, which is fine for now.
Well, that is all I have time for because I have to get to it, and I have to take advantage of this golden hour when the kids are sleeping.
Set your goals and thank your beta readers, even when they crack your nuts. #barrioblues