Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Feb. 3

This week I'm working on rereading/revising/copy editing(for the 1 millionth time)/ printing out of two of my single title books. I have requests for fulls on both books from an agent. Before I send out any book-even one I've polished and sent out before-I reread it and check for typos, etc. Yes, it's a lot of work but amazingly enough there is always something to find. Even work that has been read by a number of people. In a way that's good. It means people get caught up in the story and forget the words on the page (which is the author's end goal) but it does mean that the work is never perfect. But then again what handcrafted item is perfect? After all it was made by human beings not a machine. I kind of like that, don't you?

2 comments:

  1. I am always finding something that needs to be fixed!
    But hey, even Harry Potter books have typos.

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