It’s been a crazy month, but the new covers are out. The cover for the fourth book is ready as well. Book four is coming along, not quite halfway done, but getting close.
What else am I up to? I’m rereading the books in print form. I wrote a story I’d enjoy reading, and I am having fun with my stories. I’m also finding typos that made it through multiple rounds of editing. I find them a lot easier to find in paper form and not on a screen. I might start getting proof copies and reading them before I release books now.
So, what’s up with all the typos? A big part of them at the time was the computer I was using. The keyboard was wearing out. Sometimes letters wouldn’t be added, despite the key being pushed. I’m loving the new computer. No matter what I type, it ends up on the screen. So wonderful, not having to go back and retype letters that didn’t make it. By far, that was my most common error, missing letters.
Another issue is my brain moves faster than my fingers. I’ll get all the letters out, but maybe not quite in the right order. Our brain can also read words as long as the first and last letters are correct, so sometimes those typos slip past proofing, whether I’m doing the proofing or someone else is. It’s easier for me to catch on paper, so I’ll keep that in mind in the future.
Book 1, Runaway Magic has been edited for errors and the changes are uploaded. Book 2 is almost done, and the changes will be uploaded as soon as I can. Book 3 is next after that. Will I get them all, then? Probably, but it’s possible I won’t. Typos are a common enough problem that even traditionally published books can have them. We can strive to do our best, and at least we can fix our mistakes and move on.
So, here’s to you, pervasive typos! The bane of authors everywhere. We salute your tenacity. May you be found and destroyed...
And authors, remember that typos happen to everyone. Fix your mistakes and move on. Keep writing!
I’ve been writing stories for myself for years. Now, I’m a published author. No genre is off limits, though I have some favorites.