Finally! Readers wanted for book review

typewriter-bookIt has taken me longer than I expected but my book (If I’m Not Me, Who Will Be?) is at the second review stage. It still needs lots of work but at this point I need some brave souls who will volunteer to read it and give me some honest feedback.

The more honest the better! Do not be afraid of hurting my feelings. I really want to know where it limps, gags or bores you to death.At this point in the stage it will be easier to fix.

This doesn’t mean I will whip myself around in knots to try and change it to make everyone happy but at this point with the book I just can’t tell whether it is good, redeemable or best left hidden in the deepest corner of my computer storage till it gets accidentally deleted.

The book is long. 17 chapters at 75,493 words.This is about 300 pages in book form which is I guess is an average length for a novel.  I’m sure it needs chopping right and left though you might also find glaring blanks where you are left wondering what happened next? Those are the parts I definitely need to know about.

Finally just to narrow down the review field. I would like to get feedback in two weeks. I realize not everyone has the time or inclination to read the whole thing that fast but I want to keep moving with the book so if you take the book (in pdf form) and find that you only read a chapter or two don’t wait till you might someday finish it but please give me feedback on what you do read by February 3rd.

Finally I also need people who will correct grammar, spellings and anything else that will make the book better. My thought was if you are willing to help with that – would be to assign one chapter per person for editing review. Breaking it into smaller pieces makes it more manageable. I would send each grammar reviewer the whole book though because it will make more sense if you are working on chapter ten to know what went on before.

So any takers? I am not going to put the finished book on the site for anyone to download. I will email a pdf of it just those who are willing to read it and give a few sentences (minimum) to a few paragraphs review.

If you are willing to take a chapter to do a grammar edit of a chapter or two please let me know that as well.

Thank you so very much!

You can either leave your answer in the comments or email me patty@joyinjesus.net

Blessings of all Peace and All Good!

Patricia

11 thoughts on “Finally! Readers wanted for book review”

  1. Wow awesome to hear you are coming along with book. I am sure it will be good to read. I would be happy to give feed back. My grammar went out the window with school seems I lost the knack with correctness. But can give my best shot at what I honestly feel about your book so count me in. All is going well otherwise? Blessings of joy and peace. Kathy OFS Siochan Agus Maitheas

  2. Congratulations! I know you have been working hard to get your book completed. I am an avid reader and would like to review your book if you feel I could be of some help.

  3. Congratulations, hard work,wish I could help but my mother language is Spanish, I do read English and understand it so I am here if I could be a help, it will be a good book, God is in charge.

  4. Patricia, So happy to hear the book is coming along so well. It has been a long time since I was in school and my grammar, punctuation has gotten pretty rusty. I would love to read a chapter or so to give feedback. I am particularly interested in the monastery years, especially your departure.
    Peace and blessings.
    Janice OFS

  5. I would love to review the book. Congratulations on finishing the book. A wonderful accomplishment, You are amazing.

  6. Hi, Pat – Congrats for getting this far already! You’ve been working hard!
    I would be happy to edit for you. Spelling, punctuation and grammar errors usually jump off the page and hit me between the eyes, so this would be an easy project for me:)
    Send whatever you want, and I’ll get it done and back to you asap.
    Blessings,
    Roberta Lawrence

    1. Roberta summed it up for me as well! Count me in for editing whatever you want to send along…..and congrats on getting to this point! Amazing feeling, isn’t it?????????? Well, you are an Amazing person, Pat!!!!!!
      love, Louise Ann

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