After Weeks Of Torture, I Present The Secret Surprise

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this guy matches the intensity in my heart

It’s the day, beans.

The day of The Super Secret Surprise.

I’ve been eagerly awaiting this day for a long time. (Even longer than you beans, if that’s comprehendable.)

I got surprisingly more hype than I thought I would get when I announced a special surprise was coming on my blog. And I was rather horrified, because now I lived in fear that the Secret Surprise would not live up to everyone’s expectations.

But the day has come. I cannot put it off any longer. I shall throw caution to the wind and dive in.

*flings caution*

*scrambles to grab it again and tuck it safely in my pocket*

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me right now

I mean, I’m nervous. Because the Secret Surprise is really cool. But its success (and my elation) depends on, well, you guys. If I get a poor reception from you guys, this will be a decisive flop. (Not to mention I’ll probably be moderately devastated.) But, if I get a positive, big response from you beans, it will be a smashing success and I will be overjoyed, to say the least.

Okay, I know what you’re thinking.

GET ON WITH THE SURPRISE, PENNY

I know, I know.

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To tell you the truth, I’d rather stall for the rest of my life than tell you the surprise. I nearly bouncing in my seat as I’m typing this. But I am also completely terrified.

But it’s time to do this.

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So……..this is the thing.

I am starting a super secret group of readers to help me beta read my work.

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both of these GIFs are simultaneously me

That’s right – I will no longer publicly post opening for reading my stories on my blog!!!

(*cue one long gasp from the cyberspace*)

Mainly for privacy reasons. (And I mean come on. Isn’t it cool to be a part of something so secrety and delicious?)

Beans, I have been SO excited to bring together a remarkable group of people from the interwebs to help me in my journey to becoming an author. Having the excitement of being able to share blurbs and all sorts of bookish goodness with you guys whenever a book of mine is written is a dream of mine.

Instead of my previous method, (being every time I finish a book, I release a celebratory blog post telling everyone of the info and blurb and offering sign ups) I am searching for some helpful beans who would like to read and help edit my books as they become ready, via an email they’ll get when I have the good news ready. (It’s important to note that I currently do not have one available right now. Signing up just means you’d love to help out when the time comes!)

Seriously, you beans, I am so excited about this. Ever since I heard about this different approach to beta reading books, I fell in love.

And I hope you beans are falling in love with the idea.

I completely understand that this is a big undertaking and that sometimes things just plain don’t work right now. But I would absolutely be thrilled and weep with joy if you would like to join my beta reader team. 

Now granted, I still have not put a lot of information up here, but that is because most of it is contain in the form that you beans can fill out below. It will give you insight as to what I write and what I expect, but I will also get quite a bit of insight into you beans as well, so I can get to know you as well.

Who am I looking for?

Everyone, really. 

It doesn’t matter your age or if you are or aren’t a writer. In fact, the more diversity I can get, the better. Because I’d love to get a lot of different perspectives on my writing.

Now granted, I cannot accept ever bean who signs up. You’ll know if I have picked you because I’ll send out an email hopefully within the week of to contact you and run down a few details with you so you can be prepared. But I still plan to probably at some time open the slots for this again, so if you don’t get picked this time, chances are you may next time!

So, what are you waiting for?

Scroll down to fill out the form below and let the reader mania begin! *war cry of the unicorns*

 

Or click this link if the form doesn’t load for you: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfXg5lo5twc1_PS5S7EHJOogd2E8NevTRDEzD9A68VN9ADpfA/viewform?usp=sf_link

If you did sign up, I’d love if you commented and told me so, because every now and then these forms glitch and I won’t receive your info.

To say I am excited about this would be an understatement. I just hope that you beans are as pumped about this as me! I would be absolutely overjoyed if you decided to sign up and join me on my journey to becoming an author.

Thank you beans again for your neverending support and kindness to me and may the force be with you, always. ❤

SO. 

Are you as excited about the Secret Surprise as I am? Did you sign up? If you did, are you ready for the wildly crazy dumpster fire masterpieces I shall fly over to you as I complete them?

40 thoughts on “After Weeks Of Torture, I Present The Secret Surprise

    1. *incoherent flailing* AJAJHAGGSBAJAYBAJAHHSHSHNJ THANK YOUUUUUU!!!!
      Oh my gosh, your comment literally made my day. THANK YOU for being so excited. I’d love to work with you, Kenechi!!! I can’t WAIT for you to be part of the group!!!

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  1. Penny, if your books are anything like your delightful blog…well. There’s nothing more to be said. Except this: I signed up! I’m so thrilled to have a chance to beta read for you! And I’m just generally very excited!!! *Squeals and runs around the house throwing confetti*

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    1. You did??? *squeals* I was hoping you’d consider it, but I wasn’t sure you’d have the time! Thank you so much!!!!! ❤️❤️❤️ (Also, I really like the tropes you picked in the form. They’re not faves too!!!)

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  2. I AM EXCITED!
    I can’t wait. I signed up and I hope I get picked for this team!
    And um, of course I like dogs! I have two, one of which is named Rocket after Rocket from GOTG. He’s a Chiweenie and super adorable.
    I also think that your genre of books seem super interesting! That’s kind of the age group I’d like to write for and I’d definitely want to write superhero/adventure/fantasy/sci-fi stories.
    PLEASE PICK ME…😇

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    1. You did??? AHH THANK YOU!!!!
      Oh YES. Dogs are like, the best. Awww!!!! He sounds so cute!!!! 😍😍😍
      Why thank you! And really? That’s great! It’s really tough to find people who write for my age group these days! So I’m glad we’re in the same boat together. What kind of stories do you write? (What book/movie is the genre most similar too?)
      OKAY I WILL

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  3. Wow!! Oh man, I’d love to do it…. (Even though you really don’t know me, ha), and I would totally sign up, but….. I’d be worried I wouldn’t give as much time as I should. 😥 I was actually asked to beta read for someone else… but.. I declined for the same reason as before. Well… and a few others. HOPE ALL GOES WELL, THOUGH!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Aww, thank you so much for your desire to help!!! That really means a lot to me.
      But that’s okay!!! I understand that because lots of times I have to say no to beta reading projects too because they just take so. much. Time! Thank you for your utmost kindness!!! ❤️❤️❤️

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  4. Aww, this is so exciting!! 😍 I hope you get tons of people to sign up! I probably won’t due to life and time management and all the other sad and pathetic things that keep me from doing stuff like this. 🙃 But you have my support and I’ll still keep reading your blog. ❤️
    Cheers to you as you begin this new adventure!!! 😀

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