Just finished beta-reading a novel for one of my AW friends, an awesome piece called “Next of Kin.”  Not only should this score me some serious karma points (actually, it already did, an editor from Omnific Publishing emailed to request the first three chapters of “Whatever’s Left” pretty much right after I sent the revisions back), but I got to enjoy a fabulous story as well.

I also just sent “Whatever’s Left” out to another AW friend, who put a huge, goofy grin on my face with her excitement over beta-reading for me.  Hopefully between the two of us we can figure out how the beginning should be re-worked, or not. 

I think this is my favorite of all the little writer traditions that I’m discovering; just barely beating out excessive drinking (JK).