Isn't it marvellous? I am one of those sad, sad people who spot typos/spelling and grammar mistakes everywhere: in shops, in newspaper articles, job adverts, even in the novels I read... (my pet hates: its/it's - whose/who's - there/their - you're/your, plurals with apostrophes... argh!)
And yet, when it comes to my own books and after seven (yes, SEVEN) read through, I have still managed to leave a few stupid things lying about in the I Am a Muse manuscript. This is entirely my own fault, of course, not getting anyone else read the book before sending it to typesetting. Call it arrogance, impatience, whatever!
The truth is, very few people have got the time - and the will - to carefully read through a 300 pages manuscript unless they are paid to do so.
So thank you to Matt ArtPix, who will be giving some of his infinitely precious time over the next few days to read through the book for one last time.
But I have learned my lesson here, and will actually plan properly in advance for The Book of Thoth, which might go to two different people as the manuscript will be so much longer and the plot so much more complicated! Now to find that one extra person (Matt ArtPix will probably have the dubious honour to be the first to read through the book!).
I am planning on finishing the first draft of The Book of Thoth over the summer, with an intense revision and re-writing period between the summer and the beginning of the following year. I am aiming for a Summer 2014 publication for that one.
I think therefore I write.
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