Green Bay, Wisconsin
October 19, 2017 7:17pm CST
Today has been a busy day. I did go to the pool this morning, and then I spent the rest of the day until 4 proofing Freedom's Cry. I managed four chapters today. From 4 until now I have been at the funeral home. Visitation for my good friend Rose. I did learn she did have heart trouble. I also learned she was quite active last week, shopping, seeing friends, even the night before she died. I did find out that her granddaughter, who called mine, lives in Houston, but praise God, her home survived Hurricane Harvey. No damage. I did meet a few people I haven't seen in a long time, and found out the pastor I expected to do the service tomorrow is going to officiate at it. He and his wife are the pastors of the church where Ed and Rose as well as myself came from originally. So that was my day. I ignored Freedom's Cry yesterday, and didn't want to do so today as well. I did make some good headway with it. I have 400 pages left to proof of 500. Hopefully when things settle down around here, I'll be able to get more done so it will be available soon. I'm expecting by next weekend. I will be back on track here as soon as I have it finished, so please bear with me while I get it ready to publish. How was your day? Thanks for reading.
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• Green Bay, Wisconsin
Yes, it was. It goes through several proofs. I'm on the final one, and still making necessary changes I missed in the first several go rounds. It's important to do so. Writing is a complicated business of first draft, first revision, second edit, then proofing it again, setting it aside for a short time, coming back to it, seeing the problems, so another revision and edit. Then when you're ready to get to the publishing stage, there is the final proof and edit. There is always something. Have you noticed that even the books you read have typos in them the author missed? I hate typos. I also need to make certain the grammar and punctuation is good. I'm sure that's not going to be perfect as punctuation, primarily that stupid comma, is my biggest downfall, but I've been learning a lot about that particular punctuation mark in the three books I've already edited numerous times before they were finally published. Even Scarred went through a new edit because I saw so many problems with the punctuation, and then found a lot of typos I wasn't expecting, the words that sound alike but have multiple spellings giving it multiple meanings.
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
@NJChicaa It's both. The author needs to go through the book to make certain everything is the way he or she wants it. I don't have an editor, so I need to go through it myself and not rely on someone else, which I wouldn't anyway, to get it the way I want it. It's going well. I've added a few commas, taken out a few words, made some necessary changes. When it's done this go round, it will be ready for publishing. So far no typos