Saturday, February 5, 2011

Proof reading.

The title of the post is actually a play on words.

I got the proof copy of The Gifted in the mail yesterday. I got out my red pen and my ruler and I've been marking up the book. The first mark was the hardest. I didn't want to defile my book! But after that first correction, things have been much easier.

The first time I went through, I measured the chapter headings and found weird spaces in odd places. I had a critical eye for just formatting.

The second time around, I am actually reading the book, looking for spelling, grammatical and punctuation errors. I am also looking for plot holes or things that don't make sense.

So far there are a lot of little things, but nothing really all that major. I'm about a third of the way through and am pleased with the results thus far. We're finally getting into the goods of the book...even though I think it's all "goods."

It is an incredible feeling to read this book and realize, "I did that." I'm not entirely sure I'll ever get over it. Pin It

3 comments:

Dena said...

I am wiggling in my chair because I am SO excited for your book to come out! Have fun proofreading!

Deborah A. said...

I'm wiggly in my chair too. :) I'm totally having fun proofreading.

jnkeller said...

I'm so excited for its release date to come! I wanna buy it and bunker down in a quilt to read it. :) Congrats!