So I have been working really hard over here. I gave my book out to five different people to read. The first person I found on google+. He has been working over the google drive editing. I am going to have to write an entry about that because it is really great. Anyway, I believe he has done three chapters so far. I enjoy watching him edit.
I also joined a critique group. This is great because I was paired up with three other people. That right there is enough to beta read. Anyway we all read each others book and edit them. So my book is out to those people right now.
I found another professional editor who was willing to edit the first two chapters of my book for free. Of course I took him up on that since it is free. I got all of his feedback via email. I love getting critiques back. So far it has been a really positive response to the book.
I think with beta reading it is a lot less about editing little things. It's a lot about the big picture. Are there any plot holes. What are the characters like? I think that's important stuff! You can always go back in and comb through the grammar. The meat and potatoes is the story line.
I finished one book from my critique group today. It was a young adult suspense book. While I was beta reading, let me say this was my first experience with it, I found I liked it. It made me really read each sentence. I think a lot of times when we read for pleasure we skip and read the good parts. I have to say I enjoyed the book that I read.
© Taylor Lavati 2017
What Readers Have to Say...
"An absolutely heart wrenching read that shows us that at times no matter how much we hope, darkness will find its way to win. "
-Blogger's From Down Under for A Reliant Love
"So this book is the ultimate love story. I like how two ordinary people who is so different and still so alike in so many ways can overcome everything together."
-Angelica Berglund for For The Love of Hockey
"I never thought I would read a "zombie book", much less love one. The Last Legacy really surprised me. Even with the whole people-eating-people thing, it was a fantastic book"
-Melannie S for The Last Legacy
"I could not wait to start book two. If this book was as good as book one, then I knew I wouldn't be disappointed. It wasn't as good as book one...it was better. "
-Keely Retchloff for Finding Sam
"The powers, the love, the excitement, the drama kept me so enthralled. If you are looking for a GREAT series about true love and mythology, look no further... I wish I could rate 10 stars! Definitely recommend this whole series to all my book loving friends!"
-The Book Blog for A Curse Books Trilogy
"For the Love of Ash" by Taylor Lavati was a rare 5-star read for me. I honestly find many typical romances rather dull and predictable. This was not the case at all here; there was nothing average about the romance, overall storyline, and the long list of supporting characters."
-Summer's Book Blog for For The Love of Ash
"Wingless isn't what I would normally pick up and read, but thought I'd try it out and I am so glad I did. The characters and "worlds" she creates are done so well that you can actually picture them and feel like you are there right along with the characters."
-JLH for Wingless
For The Love of Hockey | January 2016
The Price of Love | 2017