So Close

It’s so close I can taste it. I think that’s how the saying goes.

Yesterday, I finished proof reading and editing “The Alien Visitation Chronicle.” I took my time.

I rushed those aspects of my first novel (“Millie’s Adventures in Time”) and I’m paying the price for that now. It has many errors and I will have to read the entire hard copy to find them. My husband has started on the digital copy and found a lot of mistakes.

The nice thing is that once I’ve fixed the digital copy of “Millie’s Adventures in Time,” I can re-upload it to Kindle Direct Publishing as a second edition. So all future copies will be corrected and hopefully better. I don’t know that I will do any editing, but I wouldn’t rule it out.

I have to say that proof reading from a hard copy is much easier. For some reason, the typos stand out more clearly than when reading from a monitor or a tablet. And because I took my time (never did more than one chapter at a time and sometimes only two chapters in a day), I was able to edit along the way as well.

I am confident that the result will be better than if I hadn’t done this.

Now I just have to make all the corrections and edits in the digital copy. There are a lot of them. Then I have to re-upload it to KDP and run through that copy to see if it transferred okay. Then I can click the Publish button.

I’ve written what I hope is a really good book description for the page on Amazon. Only time will tell about that.

I’m starting to get very excited about this. I’m experiencing some anxiety too. But mostly, I’m just excited.

Published by Dianne Lehmann

I'm a writer. But I'm also a wife and a mom to a couple of fur babies. You could call me a cook (but never a chef, I'm not that good) and provisioner as well. Laundress? Yeah. Probably. I design jewelry and I crochet. But mostly I love to write. I love words and how they sound. I love their meanings and origins. I love stringing them together. And of course, I love to read. Thinking about it just now, I realize that what I love most is life and the people around me with a special place set aside for my wonderful husband, our adorable dog and our inscrutable cat. It's the world and the people in it that fuels my writing. So thanks to you all for being the amazing beings that you are.

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