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Day 14
Go forth and commit an act of kindness. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it, tell us about it if you’re comfortable doing so.

I wasn't sure what to say about this, then I remembered I'd meant to mention beta readers in an earlier challenge, and totally forgot. So I've just sent an email to [livejournal.com profile] themoononastick.

She's been my beta forever, she's battled with my terrible grammar and bad habits, not least my lazy writing when I finished stories far too early. Her comments make me laugh, and she points things out without ever making me feel stupid. Like in my bandom holidays story where she asked how Gerard was heating shampoo up in a sink without any heat source.

A good beta is hard to find, and I'm incredibly lucky to have L. So while it feels a bit strange to call that email a kindness challenge response, as it's something I feel always, that's my response.

I'm having a meet-up with [livejournal.com profile] augustuscaesar and her wife tomorrow. They're over from Australia and have been touring the UK for the last few weeks, and now they're in Newcastle. We're going to Mog on the Tyne and I'm going to hug the stuffing out of her because it's been far too long since I've seen her.

Then after a trip to the cinema to see La La Land. It's a movie I'm calling in one of my markers for, as James has no desire to see it at all. I think I've said before but normally we match quite well on film likes, but sometimes we have to compromise, last time for me, seeing James Bond, for him, Magic Mike XXL.

Cats, friends, movies. Sunday should be a good one.

Date: 2017-01-14 08:33 pm (UTC)
turlough: Seamus Zelazny Harper hugging Tyr Anasazi ((andromeda) big hug)
From: [personal profile] turlough
Good betas, be it for fic or art, are totally worth their weight in gold. Without you and Kimberly my works wouldn't be even half as good! *squishes you gratefully*

Your Sunday sounds like it's going to be wonderful. Have lots and lots of fun!

Date: 2017-01-15 08:05 am (UTC)
sperrywink: (help_japan_13_Frankbigsmile)
From: [personal profile] sperrywink
Aww, that's nice recognition for your long-time beta! Great job!

Have fun with your friends and at the movies!

Date: 2017-01-15 11:20 am (UTC)
wenchpixie: (stock baby penguin yay wings)
From: [personal profile] wenchpixie
A good beta is AMAZING, and can teach one so much - thanking one outwith the general "THANKYOUSOMUCH" flurry around a fic is a lovely, lovely thing to do,

Sounds like you're in for a lovely day today :D

Date: 2017-01-16 12:13 am (UTC)
akamine_chan: Created by me; please don't take (Default)
From: [personal profile] akamine_chan
Betas are magic and worth their weight in gold. Good ones, doubly so. Glad you've had someone. <3

Date: 2017-01-17 09:16 pm (UTC)
rikes: Two women dancing (I'll be wearing a river's disguise)
From: [personal profile] rikes
Fangirl times, yay!


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