Edits and Beta Readers

So having completed The Hydra Offensive last week, I’ve started my first round of edits. I usually go through 2 rounds of digital editing, get the novel printed and do 2 paper runs, and then finish up with a final digital run before I send it off to Beta Readers.

I’m going to treat my paper runs a little differently than I’ve treated other paper prints. I’m going to get it printed out by chapter rather than as a whole. I’ll read through once in full chronological order, and then for my second pass I’m going to read each POV group from start to end to hone in on any inconsistencies.

Speaking of which (! nice segue huh?) I’m looking for people who would like to Beta Read The Hydra Offensive. I’m definitely looking for people who read The Cerberus Rebellion, but I’m also looking for people who might not have read Cerberus yet. I’m trying to make Hydra as new-reader friendly as possible and I would greatly appreciate feedback on how I did.


About Joshua K Johnson

Josh is the author of The Cerberus Rebellion and The Hydra Offensive, Gunpowder Fantasy novels set in the Griffins & Gunpowder universe. He is currently working on a new novel set in the same world as well as The Centaur Incursion, Book 3 in the Ansgari Rebellion Series and Loyalty Betrayed, Book 1 in the Liberty Forged Series. He currently works full-time and has an 8-year old and a 4-year old to keep him busy.

Posted on November 3, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Hi I’m a gunpowder fantasy author myself and I was jut wondering when Hydra will be out. I bought Cerberus on Kindke by accident and loved it so I was just wondering.

    • Thanks for buying, even if it was by accident 😀

      Right now, I’m shooting for the end of this year or the beginning of next, depending on a couple of different factors (primary of which is the fact that it’s the Holidays and both of my jobs are about to get insanely busy.)

      Keep an eye out here, I’ll definitely keep posting updates as I progress through the editing process.

  2. Great!
    I dot regret buying it, I was going to buy it anyway but I WAS going to wait until I’d finished writing A Court Of Killers (my own book) and finished Promise of Blood. That’s a great gunpowder fantasy book you should check out.
    Also try The thousand names by Django Wexler

  3. Did you know they’ve taken down A Way with Worlds?

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