Proof, Proof, Proofing

I would like to say that I am enjoying the glories of October while getting yard work done, but that would not be the truth. Instead, I am working like a busy chickadee getting my second book, Library Lost, ready for publication.

It is intense, picky work. I go over the book line by line, squinting at formatting errors and checking for those dratted typos that always seem to slip through. I am happy to report I am making good progress. I also have other readers who are helping me.

In all likelihood, Library Lost will be ready sometime mid-November. But before then, I hope to be out with my wee camera recording the glories of late autumn in northern New England.

I also have a funny story to tell about Clif’s cataract surgery. How often does that happen?

In the meantime…

38 thoughts on “Proof, Proof, Proofing”

  1. Congrats, Laurie! Proofing is such a bittersweet experience. So happy it’s done, and moving on towards print, but faced with your own prose at close range…

  2. Perhaps we should all leave a typo or two in our comments so you have extra practice. OK, I deserved that! Sending my very best wishes to you both.

  3. That final step is hard but means we are going to get to read it soon! Be sure to take frequent breaks and give yourself a huge pat on the back.

  4. Please add me to your list of readers. I’m very good at grammar, spelling and finding typos. Plus I’d like to help you out.

      1. It’s part of the process, and while I am not an especially patient person, it seems I have a lot of patience for editing. As I wrote previously, words and stories are my thing.

    1. Thanks, Derrick! Clif’s surgery went very, very well. His vision is so much better. A lot has changed with cataract surgery in the past 25 years, and in this case, the change is for the better.

  5. Such a busy and exciting time making the final editing changes and maybe with the extra help you will be out enjoying the autumn beauty with your camera sooner than planned.πŸ™‚

    1. Coming down the homestretch! The next proof copy should be to go out tomorrow. And then I’ll have some time to be outside. And maybe do a bit of housecleaning. πŸ˜‰

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