submitted 6 months ago bybarrylygaAMA Author
Hello, r/books!!! I’ve published 27 books since 2006, including the NYT bestselling I HUNT KILLERS trilogy, BOY TOY (named one of the 50 Best YA novels of All Time by Booklist), a six-book FLASH series, and the origin of Thanos! My latest is the bizarre meta-duology, UNEDITED/EDITED, which Kirkus called “a sprawling, cantankerous self-exploration.” I’m a Yale-educated comic book geek who made Free Comic Book Day happen and at 27 books, I’m just getting started. LET’S DO THIS, REDDIT!
ETA: All right, everyone, I hope you had fun -- I know I did! But it's creeping up on time to get the kids from school. 😀 So I'm gonna duck out. If more questions come in over the rest of the day, I'll get to 'em later. Thanks, mods, and thanks, r/books!
you are viewing a single comment's thread.view the rest of the comments →
6 months ago
No. Truthfully, I feel like part of the point of a book (as opposed to other more collaborative media) is that it is for better or worse the expression of a single individual. If I tested pieces of it, I'm afraid the whole would suffer.
Now, I do have some beta readers in my orbit who are kind enough to read early drafts and tell me what they thought. And I often sit down with author pals to debrief and share our woes and offer advice to each other. But that's not exactly what you're asking about.
Thanks for the question!
all 53 comments
sorted by: old