Aug 24

Hi. I Need Help. From My Readers. If I Have Any Left.

Ok, yes, it’s been 3 years since I had a release. Yes, I had a very bad block — it’s over. But I also have ADD and that will never get better. Unless I get drugs, which I don’t want to do.

But I am writing. I’ve decided to stop kicking myself and imagining all the things that might happen before I ever finish another book because that just makes me crazier. So I might die, or the world might blow up, or something else might happen before I finish another book but that has nothing to do with whether or not I’m writing.

So, I’m writing. I have 50,000 words in one story, and 13,000 of them are in good, tight form. I think.

But I’m an anxious, insecure, nervous wreck of a writer (in other words, totally normal.)

Some writers have critique partners, I don’t. And some writers have beta readers, who read their books after the books have been written.

And that’s my problem. I need a beta reader to read what I’m writing it as I’m writing it.  Someone to say “yes, this is good” or “no, this sucks” because if I’m spinning something that sucks, I want to know about it before I finish it, right?

And it needs to be a non-writer. I have an excellent writer beta reader, but she’ll give me writer feedback — what to fix, where to tweek, etc. I need a reader, someone to just say yeah, I like this, or no, I fell asleep.

So. I’m looking for 2 beta readers. My only requirement is that I already have you in my contacts list – and you’re in my contacts list if you’ve ever emailed me or left a comment here.

If you’re interested, email me at kinseyholley@gmail.com – I just need 2 people. It’s a rock star/country music star contemporary and it doesn’t spend a lot of time on the glitzy rock and roll lifestyle – it’s mostly them, and it mostly takes place in Texas, although some of it’s in California. And this is the beginning. And it might suck. I don’t know. That’s why I need beta readers.


Vickie – this does not let you off the hook. But you can’t carry the burden yourself.


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  1. Liz Carver

    Happy to help if you need it. Job description sounds perfect…like or dosed off! Can do.

  2. april renee

    i would love to be your beta reader. I love your books and am still here . Happy to help 🙂

  3. Ranea

    If you need somebody still, i would love to be a beta reader. 🙂

  4. Sarah Radtke

    I would love to be a beta reader. I keep coming back to check for new or upcoming releases on your blog.

  5. KinseyHolley

    Ranea and Sarah: Thank you! I’m gonna need more betas when round 2 is ready!

  6. Shelby

    Hi have just jumped onto your sight as I’m currently reading Kiss and Kin againnnn , when I saw this post. Hang in there I have enjoyed all your work and know what writers block is all about. Am looking forward to your new releases :-))

  7. Monique

    I would love to be a beta reader if you ever need anymore!

  8. Stina

    If you need a reader, I’m happy to help. I actually currently read for a couple of people and am always looking to read for more.


    Hi Kinsey,

    I’m 51 retired nurse and have been reading primarily romance and paranormal since I was 15. I’ve literally read 1000’s of books. I would be honored to read for you, and in exchange I will give you honest and constructive feedback.

    I’m not an author or writer, but I have decent literary skills and love reading.

    Good luck and regardless, I’m looking forward to your future work.


    p.s. Loose the nerves and fear. You are very good at what you do. Don’t sabotage yourself!!! Deep Breaths, enjoy yourself, and type.

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