Here ’tis, with the giddy author:
The next step is… well, proof-reading it. A quick glance revealed two obvious, and easily fixable, errors. In general, the formatting is perfect. Yes sir, it looks like a book, folks.
Now it’s on to the nitty-gritty of typos and grammar/punctuation errors. You know, no matter how many times I proof something on the computer, there’s no substitute for having the book in my hands, and actually reading it. It makes a difference in spotting errors.
This is lots of shades of cool.
9 thoughts on “Proof of the Proof”
Congratulations! What an exciting thing to be able to hold it in your hands!
Thanks, Nisa! I’m getting such a kick out of reading my own book.
That is so cool!!! Now what are ya gonna do? 😛
Working on revisions. I can see a few problems with the proof. Once it’s as perfect as I can make it (ahem), I’ll get it ready for both Kindle and Smashwords. I’m thinking of having all three versions go live at the same time, with allowances for bureaucratic red tape. I’ve got to put together a blog tour, too. Get the spread around.
Awesome, Marlene. Are you going to use a violet colored pencil or a red pen or something to make your corrections look old-school editor-like?
I really should get one of those. I’m using just a regular ol’ pen, right now. And lots of post-it notes!
Congrats, Marlene. I’m glad it finally got there safe and sound this time.
Your point about changing the format enabling you to see those little errors you miss in the on-screen version is one that I’ve found as well. And it doesn’t necessarily need to change to paper. I found that setting my word processor to display the manuscript on-screen in side-by-side pages, new font, single-spaced (i.e. looks like book pages), gives me an entirely different perspective. Just like I spot those little niggles in final copy of published books, I can spot them in my own work.
Okay, maybe I overuse this word, but there’s only the one: AWESOME !!!!!!
I am sooooooo excited for you.
So glad, and SO excited for you! Let me know how to process goes and when you’re all done! Good luck! Rhonda.
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