I’m mostly done with making the changes recommended by the developmental editor, which means the manuscript is quite close to done. At least until the publisher’s staff get their hands on it.
The developmental editor recommended beta memoir readers. That is, people who:
- Like to read memoirs. (Here’s a list of Amazon’s top sellers in that category.)
- Are not writers themselves. (Writers’ suggestions focus on craft too much.)
- Are not personal friends of mine.
The motherlode here would be a book club of people who read a lot of memoirs and then meet to discuss them over tea and coffee and could then make comments.
So I’m posting this for help in finding said readers whom I can send the manuscript to. If you can think of someone and can ask them to read it, I would appreciate it!