Erin Green Author - blog
I've spent the last few weeks juggling with various projects, but as of today, I have just one!
On Saturday, I completed my copy-edits for a publication that is released in May 2021. Copy-edits are a line by line correction in the editing sequence where a copy-editor suggests changes to the text. It’s quite baffling when you initially see the ‘track’ lines beside your manuscript, but you soon adjust. It takes me a fair amount of time as I’m always so cautious of messing up the formatting which has been assigned to the document. Sadly, I messed up some ‘Chapter headings’ on this occasion, so have made additional work for someone. Whoops, sorry!
Anyway, the copy-edits are no longer with me; they’re winging their way towards the final stage: proof-reading. A daunting stage given it’s the final time I’ll see the manuscript prior to printing and publication. I tend to set aside two days and read the entire manuscript aloud to the dog. Seriously, the poor little thing stares up at me for the entire time begging for yet another walk.
In the meantime, 100% of my writing time will be devoted to my new book project which has been written alongside the other recent projects. The word count currently stands at 51,881 – which is half a novel!