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”
Glad you have people to help you with editing, editing your own work is extremely hard I think.
Sure is! Very luck to have others to help.
Funny and cataracts don’t normally go together so I’ll sit right here waiting to hear all about it. 🙂
Next week you can read at all about it!
We are with you in spirit Laurie and it is great others are helping you too 🤗💖🍀 xxx
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…
I hope that those typos are all spotted. I am looking forward to your next posts after reading the teaser.
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.
All work and no play… 😉 I hope at least you are getting out for a quick walk every now and then to clear your mind!
That’s for sure! I have been getting out a little, but mostly it’s words, words, words for me. 😉
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.
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.
Thanks, Gayle! I’ll message you on Facebook.
Wow I really admire the work ethic to write your book! Editing! So much work that is why I’d never make it as an author!
Thanks, Patty. It is a lot of work, but words and story are my thing, so I have the fortitude to put in all that time.
I admire anyone who has the patience to edit!
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.
I hope Clif’s cataract surgery went better than mine about 25 years ago. That wasn’t funny – but its OK now. And I wish you well with the book
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.
oh my goodness, so exciting Laurie!! Your second book!
Such hard work, Laurie! I wish you all the best!
Good luck with your editing and looking forward to hearing the cataract story..😀
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.🙂
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. 😉
Wow, best wishes!
Thanks! One more round to go and then my little baby will go out into the world.
I’m looking forward to it!
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