Beta Readers?


First of all, I need to apologize for my lack of posting lately.  Work has been crazy-busy.  I am still settling into my new home, so that keeps me busy.  I finally hung curtains in the bedroom over the weekend.  🙂  So my time here has been put on the back burner.

Something I have been working on away from WordPress is a Chapbook, of sorts.  I’ve decided to go the self-publishing route the first time around.  I think it will be a good experience for me and it will give me some needed exposure.

The reason I say this will be a Chapbook “of sorts”, is because it will combine poetry, prose and some flash fiction.  I’m looking at a total of about 70 to 75 pages for the book.

I would like to enlist the help of my fellow bloggers/writers here on WordPress.  I want about 6 Beta Readers for this project. I cannot pay anyone for this.  I’m asking for a favor.

I will be asking you to commit to a 2-week deadline and to answer a list of questions about the book.  With the book being only 75 pages or so, that timeline shouldn’t be difficult.

If you think you would like to be a Beta Reader for me,  please either use the contact form on my WordPress site or you can reach me by email at psnw123@gmail.com

At that point, I will give you a more in-depth idea of what I’m looking for and the list of questions I would like for you to answer about the book.

Once I have enough Beta Readers, I’ll close this post.

I’m excited about this project and I’m anxious to get started!  I look forward to your input!

Thank you for joining me on this journey!  Penny ❤

 

 

Footprints-Something Fishy #writephoto


Looking behind her, she saw her footprints.  She cocked her head, studying them.  They looked so odd to her.  She smiled and bent over to pull her shoes off.  “At least that’s a little better!”  She thought to herself.

Continuing toward the water, she inhaled the sea air.  She felt invigorated.  She shucked off her shorts and top and jogged the last few yards to the water’s edge.  With a giggle of wild glee, she plunged into the surf.

About a quarter mile off shore, she finally surfaced.  She was looking back at the beach.  After a moment of contemplation, she thought “It was fun for a little while, but it’s good to be going home again.” and with a flip of her tail, she dove toward the depths to begin the journey home.

Copyright (C) 2018 Penny Wilson

This was in response to Sue Vincent’s #writephoto prompt.  You can find out all about the fun HERE.

Day 18 of my 30 day post-a-day challenge.  🙂

 

 

 

Arches


They were just ahead.  Soon, she’d have all she wanted.

It had been a torturous journey.  Having been denied this small luxury was hell.  People over there didn’t understand.  Still on the tiny plane, she started to imagine it.

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Demons Caged


**We all have our demons; our struggles.  

The Demon screams and rattles the bars that confine him.  The blackness and despair he’s cast over me in the past are gone for now.  I check and double-check the locks.  All is secure.

I’ve been in the grip of his vile, black storm.  He’s held my soul clutched tightly, while I clawed and fought my way back to the light.  I shudder, thinking about ever having to spend time in that hellish prison again.

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Sometimes the Night Calls


I can tell by the way the wind is blowing that something is on the way.

I’m drawn to the window.  Pulling aside the curtain, the room is bathed in soft moonlight.  I open the window to the cool summer night.  The wind takes my breath as it caresses my face.  There is a scent of something unknown in the air.

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