Thursday, November 10, 2011

Whatever, pass the treats...

There should be a law against pet labor.

That woman is being a 'beta reader' which means I have  to lay all over the table holding down papers and keeping things organized...

It is exhausting
Seeing as I'm being 'paid' in treats, I make sure she can find my mouth at all times.

Pee.Ssss. A Beta Reader is a person who gets to read a finished manuscript for the author prior to the book being forwarded to the publisher.    They look for things like grammatical errors, punctuation flaws, misspellings, plot issues.  She is one of 5 for this particular book.  She is thrilled to do this as the author is a personal friend.  An exciting time to be sure.  You can tell by my level of enthusiasm.


  1. LOL! Well, we too would be more interested in treats. :-)

    Our mom says that's pretty cool, to be a beta reader. Surely not every book has them, because she's come across far, far too many with absurd grammatical errors.

  2. My mom says being a beta reader sounds like fun, I say laying on papers sounds even better! Especially if you get paid in treats to do so :-)

  3. I hope you get many, many delicious treats for your exhausting work!

  4. You are working like we enjoy working and we love those treats. We let Mumsy do all the reading. Hugs and nose kisses

  5. Stella, I swear, there is NO kitty like you in the universe! MY HERO! Over and over.

  6. A beta reader! What a exciting job! My Mommy is a technical writer, editor and - get this an indexer! It is really boring watching her work!

  7. Being a beta reader sounds like fun! We're sorry Scott's been too busy to help us visit!

  8. I don't know how your Mommeh can pay attention to her reading task with you laying there looking all warm and inviting like that.

  9. Sounds like a good job, where one can be home with the cats!


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