Awhile back I mentioned that I was through with the book edits. That was true…Sort of. Once the editing was completed it went for proofreading. From there the proofreader had a few tiny suggestions. Actually, a few words here and there that required my okay. Basically, your run-of-the-mill piece of cake. So small, in fact, it hardly counts at least not in my (pardon the pun) book! Sorry, couldn’t help myself.
You might remember that I mentioned the book isn’t due out until fall, so why the rush with the edits? At least that’s what I thought. So I mentioned in passing to my editor how things seemed to be moving along very quickly. (I’d been through this before and I recall working on the edits well into August before it went to the proof-reader.) Aah! but apparently there was a reason for this. My book has gone to the printers! That is to say, Advanced Reading Copies are being printed. Yes, that’s right! I’m thrilled. This way the book will be sent to reviewers and bookstores before it actually comes out. A bit of a jump start. The book will go through one more proofreading before it goes to print “for real.” I’ll also have a read through and, hopefully, all typos will be caught!
But for now I can go back to the novel I was working on this winter, something that I’m anxious to do. Juggling work and writing and editing is a bit tricky, but until I get that million dollar publishing contract I quess I’ll be working for a living. Okay, so I’m being greedy. It really wouldn’t take a million dollar contract to persuade me to write full time…..but close!
The tulips Miss Charlotte helped Guppy plant two years ago are blooming. I snapped a photo. Oddly enough, I mentioned to my husband that I thought they were a light purple last year. Looking back at a photo I posted on FB last year, I saw that my memory hadn’t failed me. I’m supposing the purple ones haven’t opened up yet and that explains the red. If not, those tuilps have some explaining to do.