I started writing FanFiction in the summer of 2012. When I read that early stuff, I see the typos staring up at me. I went to a lecture by a professional writer who talked about the importance of good readers. I found out that having a "Beta Reader" to read work before publication was a fanfiction tradition and began to look for one.
At first I just cold emailed readers and asked for suggestions. I got a work Beta'd and it was great, but my beta was young and I did not feel comfortable asking her to beta M work. Later, I found a community of older women who could help me, but I don't like to ask people to beta things that they don't ship.
Recently, I got an account at Archive of Our Own and there is no personal messaging or other ways to contact people. Not that I know of at least. I assumed that people communicate with each other using other sites, so I decided to ask here. Is there anyone out there who could beta my M work on AO3, or do you know someone that I can ask about this?
The works in question are in the Starcrossed trilogy: Moving
, and the soon to be released, Runaway
I appreciate any help or explanations about proper process if I am going about it the wrong way. Details on the work follow. Thanks for listening.
Pairing: John Watson/Sherlock Holmes, John Watson/Mary Morstan
Tags: See AO3 Posting
Summary: John tells Sherlock that he is moving out of the apartment. Sherlock decides that he would do anything to make him stay, even if it means having sex. A post-Reichenbach Sherlock / John story with humor, dirty tricks, and true love.
Summary: It's a rough reunion for Sherlock and John after John's wedding but things change when Sherlock gets injured saving John's life. /Slash/ A sequel to the story "Moving".
Summary: Forced to chose between Sherlock Holmes and his wife Mary, John does the only thing he can. He goes to his sister and evokes a childhood pact to have her hide him. But how long can John and Harry hide when Sherlock Holmes is hunting them, and he's not alone. John doesn't know it, but someone has put out a contract for his life.