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. Anonymous3:59 PM

    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. Anonymous7:18 AM

    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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