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In Search of Betas for My First Devotional!


So...*cuffs the back of her neck* I'm going out on a proverbial limb here and publishing my first-ever devotional. Yes, a devotional. As in, a piece of nonfiction. Crazy, right? *winks* (Those of y'all who know me well know I all but vowed to never write nonfiction apart from blog posts/articles. Look how that turned out.)

I started by writing and posting a devo a day in January, and people actually seemed to like them and were asking if I'd compile them into a book...so here we are! Now, the theme is iffy and none of the devotionals have any structure, but I wanna give this a go anyhow.

So I need betas.

I'm looking for two different sets - the first set of betas (maybe two or three readers) to help me with the structure of each devotional, proofread my writing, make sure everything is clear; and the second set (again, just a few peeps) to gauge the spiritualness, I guess? *winces* That's not even a word. I just need a few readers to give me their perspective on my message, make sure it comes across, let me know if the devotionals inspire them to get into the Word and examine their faith in God. Stuff like that.

I'll probably send out the manuscript the first of March and wrap things up after a couple weeks, so if you're also planning on beta-reading Bound and Determined, don't worry...this won't coincide at all!

If you're interested in reading but not beta-reading, that's perfectly all right as well! I'll send out a few advanced reader copies (not reviewer copies, because it feels wrong to ask for people to review a devotional...but if you wanna leave a review, that would be lovely too!) to whoever would like to read at their own pace! *grins*

I don't have a final word count yet (because I'm still doing some editing of my own), but there are thirty devos and they aren't too long, so it shouldn't take too much time to read through them! The devotional is titled With Fear and Trembling...and I have a cover...

Whaddayall think?

If you'd like to read and edit, just comment below and let me know! If you'd like to read and leave feedback, do the same! And, lastly, if you'd like to just read, again...comment! *winks*

Not interested at all? Please share! Y'all know that means just as much as anything! *grins*

Well, thank y'all for letting me monopolize your time again! Y'all are the best!!!

So, to close, do you read devotionals? What is your favorite thing about them? What do you look for in a good devo? Let me know in the comments!


Yours in spirit and script,

Grace



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不明なメンバー
2022年4月01日

Oh YAY, this sounds amazing!!! <333 (Not sure if you're still giving out ARCs but I would love to read it) Congrats on finishing this, it's an amazing accomplishment!

いいね!
Grace A. Johnson
Grace A. Johnson
2022年4月01日
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Thank you SO much, Lorelei!!! (I most certainly am! I'll send you one in a jiff!) Thank you, girl!! <3333

いいね!

Katherine
2022年2月28日

Gracie, OH MY GOODNESS YOUR COVER IS ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😍 I love it!!!!!!! I'm so sorry I don't have the time for beta-reading right now, but I would love to read an arc copy!

I've read some devotionals and enjoyed them!!! I don't know that I have a favorite thing about them though. Anyways, I'm SuPeR EXCITED for your new book!!!!!

いいね!
Grace A. Johnson
Grace A. Johnson
2022年2月28日
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AAAH THANK YOU SO MUCH KAT!!!!!!!!!! Perfect!! Thank you SO much!!


Awesome!!! I'm super excited to share it with you!!!!! <333333

いいね!

libby.powell
2022年2月24日

The cover is beautiful, Gracie <333

I'd love to be a beta, if you're still needing some. Quite honestly, I'd probably be better as a class 2 beta, but I'd probably end up blending a bit either way :)

I read devos occasionally... the devotionals I've appreciated most have been centered and built around a passage of Scripture, and inspired a time of confession and praise.

I'm so looking forward to reading this, Gracie, whether as a beta or as just a regular reader : )

いいね!
Grace A. Johnson
Grace A. Johnson
2022年2月25日
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Thank you so much!!! <333

Absolutely! That would be PERFECT!!!

I'm looking forward to sharing it! I hope you enjoy it!!

いいね!

Kads
2022年2月24日

I'd love to beta for this! What an exciting opportunity! 💖 I'd be happy to edit for you at any stage of the game! (I.e., you can put me in any class. lol)

いいね!
Grace A. Johnson
Grace A. Johnson
2022年2月24日
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Yay!!! Thank you so much, girl!!! Awesome!!

いいね!

Issabelle P.
2022年2月24日

AAAAAHHH I WOULD DEFINITELY LOVE TO BETA READ FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!! I'd love to be in the first set of betas since I think that's where I'd be better help in. ;) I CAN'T WAIT FOR YOUR DEVOTIONAL!!!! EEEEKKK JUST SUUUPER EXCITED!!!!! Congrats, girlie!!

いいね!
Grace A. Johnson
Grace A. Johnson
2022年2月24日
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YAYAYAYAY THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!!!!!!! That would be PERFECT!!! Bless you, sweet girl!!!! I CANT WAIT FOR YOU TO READ IT!!!!! 💕

いいね!

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