Erin Green Author - blog
This morning proves why you can't waste time as an author. Yesterday, I spent day the day dicing and slicing my current project and today, my proof pages for the Shetland book arrived back. Proofreading is the final chance I have to amend anything before the printers take delivery. I now have 388 pages of text to reread and spot any errors, additional spaces or layout which aren't correct. Thankfully, others have the same copy and task - our efforts are amalgamated to ensure a perfect copy.
After the initial writing, this is the stage I love. My previous publishers didn't involve authors in proofreading so, I always felt denied of this 'goodbye' stage prior to publication day. Thankfully, my current publishers embrace author input so I get to see my next book as it will appear when printed. Yay!
Today, will consist of me reading aloud, to the dog, while my index finger traces each sentence like a five year old. I'll note any errors as I go.
Today's writing session will be postponed until later tonight.