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Progress Update – Time to Send out ARCs!

This week has been hectic, and more than a little stressful since Tuesday.Β I added two new chapters this week which set me back a bit. I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to finish the beta edit for today – since I said I’d send out ARCs today I really wanted to get it done – but once again I have slaved away over the edit and I got it done! I’m so glad it’s Friday, because this…

so tired

… is me right now.

I copied all feedback notes into their own document and colour-coded everything, so I knew what needed changing, what was positive, and so on, and ended up with just under 30 pages to sort through.



But as I said I finished it this morning, which means that I’ll be sending out ARCs in a bit, and the professional, final edit will begin on Monday.

all the feels 2


Right now I’m nervous, excited, scared, tired and all kinds of emotions which don’t go together.

My beta readers have been fantastic, and it’s been an interesting experience for me. I’m putting together a post on everything the process has taught me, good and bad, so watch out for that either next week or the week after πŸ™‚

I also started writing my new book, Immortals, this week! Of course I didn’t get very far, all I’ve decided is that Immortals is a temporary title until I find one I like, and that Dena has a handgun called Echo. No excerpt yet since this edit kept me so busy and I want to give you more than one line, but I’ll have something next week πŸ˜‰

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got ARCs to send!

oh god

Please like my baby. You don’t have to love it, I won’t be greedy, but please like it.

Look forward to exciting news next week. There will be an excerpt, and possibly a cover reveal πŸ˜‰

A good weekend to you all!



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  1. Hi, it’s been great being a Beta reader for you – I’ve not got as much read as I would have liked, but I have to say it’s a great concept, great story and well told. πŸ™‚

    • Thank you πŸ™‚ I figured you were busy since I didn’t hear from you! Hope all is well πŸ™‚

      • I’m well, just been really busy, had some stuff come up that I didn’t expect. But Hey, I’ve got part way thoguh and will keep going. Thanks for letting me Beta read, sorry I couldn’t be more helpful in time.

        You’re good I hope? Sounds like your fingers must be tapped out!

    • It’s been sent to you! πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for being an Advanced Reader, I hope you’ll enjoy it!

    • It’s arrived safely! I see it still has to go off for the professional edit, but would you like us to jot down any spelling errors etc. just in case they get missed? πŸ™‚

      • No, that’s all right, thank you πŸ™‚ My betas have already found plenty, so there shouldn’t be much left for my editor to find πŸ™‚ Unless there are so many it’s off-putting!

  2. I’m excited for you! It was a pleasure to be a beta-reader for you πŸ™‚ I’m sure you’ll get great reviews from the ARC readers !

  3. I loved beta-reading for you Sarina! It was such a great experience. I am honestly in awe of how quickly you wrote those two chapters and how wonderful they were πŸ™‚
    You’re sure to get awesome comments from your ARC readers! I can’t wait to see what you inspire us with next πŸ™‚

    • Thank you! I loved having you as a beta reader, you were so wonderful to work with <3 You're on my beta reader go-to list now, I hope you'll volunteer again πŸ™‚

      • You’re too kind! <3 It was a joy to work with you. It really brought to life the notion of cooperation between writers!
        I would love to volunteer again! Consider me signed up πŸ˜‰

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