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@just4him (127288)
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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@yanzalong (10174)
• Indonesia
20 Oct 17
I found it nice to read it.
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@just4him (127288)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Oct 17
Thank you.
@Courtlynn (55260)
• United States
20 Oct 17
Very busy day you had. Sorry again about your friend.
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@just4him (127288)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Oct 17
Thank you. It's been a very busy week, including today.
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@Courtlynn (55260)
• United States
22 Oct 17
@just4him hope you're rested
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@just4him (127288)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Oct
@Courtlynn Yes, thank you.
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• Philippines
20 Oct 17
We're having a gloomy weather here. It's been four days already. Enjoy your day
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@just4him (127288)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Oct 17
I'm sorry you've had four days of gloomy weather. I hope it's nice today.
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• Philippines
24 Oct
@just4him The sun came out but just for a day. Today, gloomy day is back in business. It's expected as we're having rainy season.
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@just4him (127288)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Oct
@rachz_kisses I hope you have a good day, despite the rain.
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@NJChicaa (46367)
• United States
20 Oct 17
No offense intended, but wasn't the novel proofread before being submitted to the publisher?
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@just4him (127288)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Oct 17
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.
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@NJChicaa (46367)
• United States
22 Oct 17
@just4him Yes I hate when I find mistakes in published books. I always assumed that was the editor's job, though. Not the author's.
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@just4him (127288)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Oct
@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
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@kobesbuddy (55734)
• East Tawas, Michigan
20 Oct 17
Today was a nice day for me, also. I was quite active on My Lot, walked Kobe, did some reading, and enjoyed myself, for a change.
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@just4him (127288)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Oct 17
It sounds like a good day for you. I'm not as active here as I want to be, but I'm in the middle of getting Freedom's Cry published and that must come first.
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@kobesbuddy (55734)
• East Tawas, Michigan
22 Oct 17
@just4him A that is very understandable, you have made a very wise choice:)
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• Mombasa, Kenya
22 Oct 17
Sorry for the loss of your friend
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@just4him (127288)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Oct 17
Thank you.
@Kandae11 (40368)
20 Oct 17
Sorry to hear about the passing of your friend - and so suddenly. Glad that you are making headway with Freedom's Cry.
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@just4him (127288)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Oct 17
Thank you. I'm spending a few hours a day with Freedom's Cry, so it should be ready to send back for approval this week.
@JohnRoberts (63331)
• Los Angeles, California
20 Oct 17
Have a productive remainder of your evening.
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@just4him (127288)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Oct 17
Thank you. It was good.
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@YrNemo (14719)
20 Oct 17
I have had a busy day as yesterday and the days before that. I still have two more outings to do. Hope your Freedom's Cry is almost finished.
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@just4him (127288)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Oct 17
It's coming along nicely. Thank you.
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@jaboUK (55052)
• United Kingdom
20 Oct 17
The cover looks great, I hope you finish it soon.
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@just4him (127288)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Oct 17
Thank you. It should be available this weekend.
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@TRBRocks420 (82989)
• Banks, Oregon
20 Oct 17
Have a good day and, not worth anything here.
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@just4him (127288)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Oct 17
I'm sorry your day wasn't worth anything.
@Scrapper88 (1332)
• United States
20 Oct 17
When do you think "Freedom's Cry" will come out. It looks like something I would like to read.
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@just4him (127288)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Oct 17
I'm expecting I'll have the final proof done by the end of the week. It's the last in a four book series available on Amazon. I'll be posting when it's available.
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