Sunday, February 19, 2017

Dandelion Dust // Beta-Readers Signup


Happy Sunday morning to ye all! I know -- Sunday morning posts aren't typical, but I have a special reason for this one (and scheduled it ahead of time, because I'm probably sound asleep right now). :P

So...you've already read the title. You know the purpose of this post. *hyperventilates* *dies* I'm seriously questioning my sanity right now. Like, I'm gonna hand over my darling book who only my eyes (and that of my dear critique partner <3) has seen to others?

Yes. Yes I am.

*tries to figure out what else I need to say here* Um, okay, here's some details and whatnot about the book. So you can see if it even sounds...interesting. ;)


The entire book is written from Charity's point of view – first person, present tense. I guess you could say the 'themes' of the book are...trusting God through the hard times, surviving tragedy and coming out stronger, and cherishing those you love. (Um, yeah, I'm not very good at explaining things. xD)

Word count: just over 47,000
Synopsis: Like a speck of dandelion dust riding the tides of a prairie wind, life is fleeting. Though I never realized just how fragile it was until that day . . .

Charity always had a dream. It was simple, really. Find a guy, fall in love, and get married.
The day she met Ryder, Charity knew he was the man God had chosen for her. But she never expected their relationship to be tested and tried through the fires of a freak accident. Suddenly, her world is thrown into chaos, and the bleak, white walls and sterile smells of a city hospital fill every spare minute. And then there comes the dreaded news. It was likely Ryder would never make it out of the hospital bed.
As her carefully laid plans for the future come crashing down around her and the sun seems to set on her dreams, can Charity still find hope in the dark of night?

Like a dandelion, life is beautiful. But treasure every moment. . . . for one day, the flower will be gone.


As for a deadline, I would like it if you could be done by May 1st (two months. C'mon, you can handle it), but I'm not gonna like get infuriated if it takes ya longer. ;)

And...the signup. As nervous as I am about handing over my first completed book to people, I know y'all will treat it with care. :) If you have any questions, please let me know! I'll be excepting sign-ups through March 5th. :)
Trying to copy in the form is being impossible, so here's the link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfSW3U8R8wlSLJEqNu19bH9nhK8DtYxgVM-jyptOfqbibQETQ/viewform


*hides in a corner to stalk the form and see how many people actually want my precious baby*

God bless!! <3
~Faith

23 comments:

  1. Your book sounds SO GOOD!! I did sign up to beta read. :D

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    1. Thanks, Karyssa! I hope you enjoy! :D

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    1. Alright, I signed up!
      #SOHAPPYFORYOU!

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    2. Thank you soooo much, Amy!! :) #yourexcitementmakesmehappy

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  3. AH! SO EXCITING!!!! CONGRATULATIONS A MILLION TIMES FAITH!!!! :D

    I sooooo want to sign up, but I'm not sure I'm gonna be able to do it :/ Life has just been so crazy lately *sighs*

    But just so you know, even if I don't end up signing up...it doesn't mean I don't want to read your book. Doesn't mean that AT ALL. Seriously, if I had the time, I would TOTALLY do it. Hands down!!!! :)

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    1. AHHH!! THANK YOOUUUU BLESSING!!! :D <3 (Every since 'meeting' you in ASL, I have to remind myself to use your pen-name here. XD)

      Awww, that's okay!! :) I totally understand. My school (*cough* math *cough*) may or may not have been suffering while I've been writing/editing the past two months... So I get it. No worries if you can't!! :)

      Thank you so much for your interest, girlie! Maybe you can review-read it this summer nearer to publication if you can't beta-read. :D

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  4. AHHHH!!!! Sorry. AHHH! THIS IS SO AMAZING! Congratulations big time, Faith! ♥
    I signed up to beta read. Your writing is so good from what I've read on your blog so far... I cannot wait to read Dandelion Dust!
    Thank you for letting your baby come into this mass of people.... we'll be kind to it. :)
    God bless!
    -A

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    1. AHHH!! You're such a sweet dear, Angela!! <3
      Eeps, thank you! Awww, I'm so glad what you've enjoyed of my writing so far, and I hope you like Dandelion Dust as well. :D
      Hehe...it is a bit intimidating (like, 17 signups so far...WHAAAA??)..but it's important that I do this. *nods*

      Blessings to you and yours! :)

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  5. THIS IS SO FAB. *signs up* Done and done. ;) Definitely looking forward to reading it, Faith!! CONGRATS AGAIN. <3

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    1. *beams* Thank YOU, girlie!! <3 I hope you enjoy. :D

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  6. SO EXCITING AND EEEEEEP I CANT WAIT TO READ YOUR BOOK!! :D Congratulations on completing it!!!!

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  7. That's so great, Faith!! Yay!! (Sorry I haven't commented yet - been busy and sick. XP) I want to sign up, but I don't think I can manage it at the moment, BUT I do so want to read it, so keep me in mind when the reviewing time comes, k? I'd love to be apart of that!

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    1. Eeps!! Thanks, Raechel!! :) (Ah, no worries. Awww, sorry to hear you've been under the weather <3) Okiedoke! I totally understand, and would love to have you review!! :) Thank ye!

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  8. Yay, Faith! I read this post when you first posted and thought that I had commented, but apparently not. Sorry! Anyway, I'm doing everything I can to see if I can beta-read but...life. We'll see! I really, really want to! I'm absolutely thrilled for you, girl! And by the way, your synopsis is delightful! Did you write it?

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    1. Hehe, I've did that before. No worries! :) Ahh, I understand. If you can, awesome! If not, that's fine too. I get it. ;) Thank you so much!! Nope, I didn't write it. Jesseca D. did. ;)

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  9. How exciting for you! So sorry I wasn't able to sign up for your beta-reading when the post came out... I really, really wanted to. :( Looking forward to reading it sometime, though!! :D

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    1. Thank you so much!! Aww, no worries, Victoria!! :) Hope you get to read and enjoy it sometime!!

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