Happy Birthday, Andrea!
It’s my beta reader’s birthday, time to repost an “ode” I wrote for her a few years ago.
Ode to My Beta Reader
My writing stumbles, and one clumsy word
Follows the other, falling from my head
Onto the blameless page quite undeterred:
Words waiting for adornments made in red.
This is the beta reader’s hefty lot.
She wields her pen correcting word and phrase
And punctuation that runs wild and free.
All this she sets to rights, but never plot.
For all of this she well deserves my praise:
Invaluable friend, let’s have some tea.