Advice for seeking a Beta Reader, any help?
Well let me just say it's tedious if anything. I have long sought a beta reader for my stories, but with over 7,000 possible beta readers listed just staring at the list makes me feel overwhelmed and dizzy. I don't know any of these people! I know it isn't necessary to know them, but what frustrates me the most is there is no way of knowing rather a beta reader is even active. I've sent messages out to possible beta readers that seemed the most likely to take an interest in my work, but have yet to receive a single response. It's been months and no beta :(
My stories have been published without added assistance even though I know they are not perfect, because of this. I'm not happy about this, but I just can't wait forever. (I've received help with the first chapter of only one of my stories, so not to discredit that, but that is all.)
Is there a special or a better way to get a beta reader, or is it just a waiting game? Is there a preferred format in how to approach of a beta reader or what? I could really use some advice on this.