So far, it’s been productive. I did some research. I contacted authors I like and who write in similar genres to ask for suggestions. I read some threads on the Kindle Boards. I contacted some editors. I sent off a sample to be reviewed.
I’d say it was successful. I got back some good, useful comments and what I thought was a reasonable quote to look at the rest.
I located three beta readers. How helpful they were! They really gave some detailed feedback including some things I had not thought about. I actually sent them the edited copy and they still found things to be reviewed again.
Clearly, I have gotten the perspective I was wishing for.
Now what do I do with all this “perspective?”
I have four sets of suggestions for changes on a five page document. Carefully reviewing them all, utilizing and rejecting will take some serious time. Now I’m feeling a little discouraged as the piece was originally (I thought) in pretty good shape. If I do this for all 26 parts, it could take ages and this isn’t even counting the original writing.
What am I getting myself into? 🙂