My beta readers arrive at 6:30 tonight to discuss my novel and cash in on the huckleberry pie promise I made. I'd post the recipe for Tasty Tuesday, but I'm following Betty Crocker for the filling and Fannie Farmer for the crust and those might have copyright restrictions. Also, I'm short on time.
If agents are going to see this book, I want it as perfect as I can make it from one end to the other. Therefore, I am looking forward to the feedback, even the criticism. But I can't quite keep down the nerves. How much will need changing? What places failed to hold their interest, or challenged their suspension of disbelief? If they had been agents hunting for a book worth selling, would the first five pages have caught their attention? Was anything awkward or confusing or unsatisfactory or cliche? Would they want to re-read the book, or wish for a sequel?
I'll find out tonight. In the mean time, I'm going to go make a pie.