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


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!