Friday, 18 November 2011

And now the hard work begins.

The manuscript has arrived.

Dear patient readers,

It's here... the manuscript has arrived.  
"Easy then, just upload it and let me read it", you are probably thinking to yourself.
Well, when I said arrived, this means the original is back with 'track changes' noted ready for me to change them. This is why, despite me paying for a copy editor, I still make typos. Being the world's crappest typist, it is now my job to hack to pieces all the good work I have just paid good money for.

I shouldn't make light of this really, I know I should know better and I really don't try to make a habit of un-editing good work just to make it read more like the way it was when I first submitted it. This time, I am thinking about being methodical and taking the time required to make this work. So... you have to wait just a little bit longer. Rest assured, the edit is just about, capitals, comma's and italics really so the text is pretty much my work. Getting in an expert just makes it easier to read so it is worth the effort to avoid any annoying  distractions. Of course you may still hate my work, or... you may even like it.  In any case you won't be judging me on my propensity to be impatient as a typist rather my style as a writer.

I have an exam on Wednesday, property law (yawn) and will get stuck into the manuscript after that. I am shooting for next weekend.

Bye for now


Friday, 11 November 2011

Action and Adventure Free Top 100

Hi Folks

I know the focus of my most recent posts has been 'Kujira' and the copy edit but it is still not quite ready. So... as a distraction, I offer the news that 'Memoirs of a Vending Machine' has maintained a steady stream of downloads and is sitting in the top 100 FREE 'Action and Adventure' Genre at Kindle for the second time since I published it. Nice to know it is still reaching readers and is still quite popular.

I have heard from my copy editor who is about half way through the copy edit of 'Kujira'. She has noted that,
"the story seems to move along well and keeps the reader engaged."

Good for me. It's pretty reassuring that my copy editor doesn't think that my book is crap so I look forward to reading it again once the edit is complete. Glad I did commission the edit though as she has advised that she might just need an extra hour to finish up. That's an hour less chance of there being any seriously stupid typos that plague my writing 'cause I am a terrible typist. Sure it will cost more but what the hell, it might mean a better read for you the reader and in the end, that is what this is all about.

Anyway, the re-publish day is getting closer. Rest assured, I'll make a big deal out of things when I get the finished product up and ready to read.

That's all for now and take care.


Saturday, 5 November 2011

Sorry - Not Ready Yet

Sumimasen (Sorry)

Hi Folks

I'm just posting to say sorry and I know I said I would post the edited version of Kujira about 2 weeks ago. As soon as it arrives I'll get stuck into the changes and publish it.

Bye for now.