Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Edits are off to Publisher

Well, my pretties, as you all know I have been busy and with the edits coming to me on Saturday afternoon, you know I had to get right to them. I've had people accost me in the street, grabbing me by the coat, shaking me and asking me while gnashing their teeth "WHEN IS THE NEXT BOOK COMING OUT SO I CAN BUY IT!"

Well, I had to tell them as soon as I got the edits and a book cover that I only needed to go through the edits and okay them. I've just finished them and hopefully my publisher will be able to take what I sent him and turn it into an ebook/paperback.

With any edits you have to go through it line by line--with your own version to compare with. Seems that editors want to change things around. Which is fine, but I didn't like that they would change what characters might say to one another. In one case the whole sentence was changed. I had what I had and I put it back the way I had it. There's other things that needed to be watched for like where I had elipsis they sort of got shortened, and sometimes there was a comma after it. Big question mark there. And it made me have to check and see what was changed. Sometimes the changes muddled up a whole sentence, so I had to restructure it to something legible.

Well, anyway, I'm going to place the cover of Vampire Nocturne here so that you can all gaze at it. It should be available soon.

Just sent final edits off to publisher... now to wait for it to come out!



3 comments:

  1. Commas after elipses? Never heard of such a thing.

    Sweetman and I just got home from dinner. Carraba's. MMMM...

    Looking forward to the new book.

    Hugs and chocolate,
    Shelly

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  2. Yes. Me neither... not sure why that happened.

    What did you eat?

    And thanks,

    Chocolate hugs, Shelly!

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  3. When I've edited, I've put suggested changes into red where needed, rather than make the changes themselves. Same goes for corrections.

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