I know all of you authors hate to edit as much as we do. But we owe it to our readers to do the best job we possibly can, and if that’s not enough, hire a professional. I know, I know, I can’t afford one either. That’s why I have friend proficient in English grammar and such to review what I’ve written.
I started to read a book on my tablet the other day. It was a good story, but the mistakes in the text stopped me from enjoying what I was reading. I found myself editing. If you don’t have a clean copy, free of errors, don’t upload. Hey, I make as many mistakes as everyone else. I leave out words, insert extra words and leave off or add letters. And our first two novels we uploaded had plenty of errors, but we corrected those mistakes and uploaded new versions. I pray that there are no more errors in those books. See my folded hands. If you have errors, go back correct the original file and upload again. Our readers deserve our best efforts.
Editing on THE STONE KILLER is going slow. Sister has been forced to purchase a new computer and doesn’t have it yet. Software is being added. Remember when we could purchase a computer and all the software was already on it, Microsoft, games, security and of a lot of other programs. Well, now they come naked as a newborn baby and you have to buy all the various programs and have them installed. AND, you don’t get a manual or a disc. No, you have to download from the internet. These companies are a trip. Okay, I’m off my soapbox.
Yesterday we had a nice rain for a change. The sun at this altitude will cook even the heartiest plants, especially when it’s in the mid nineties as it was this past week. And when you water, it barely soaks into the ground before it evaporates. And, I don’t have A/C. I have six fan on in my house at all times. I have to keep a fan blowing on my computer when I’m trying to work or it keeps shutting down. What we writers don’t do to get a story written. We’re to have cooler weather all this coming week. Thank you God.
Well folks, I have started THE RECKONING. The story has been waiting to be written and wants to write itself . I will let it. All the same characters are in the new book and will continue to be for a time. But over time, things change and people move on with their lives. We’ll see what happens. I really like these characters and hope you will care about them too.
Well, I’d best get back to work or we’ll miss our deadline for uploading THE STONE KILLER.
Everyone have a great day and stay safe.