The proof is in the pudding.

This last week my wife was a superhero. She read the entire thing again, and found over 100 issues in the proof copy of my book. I sent the markup to my editor, and he found another 5!

I honestly have no idea how people self publish. I just hope that by the time I am editing the next book, AI has gotten good enough that SIRI can dictate for me and work out the grammar automagicaly. 

The good news is, thanks to my wife's editing blitz (tip for all would be writers: marry an English teacher) the Dragon and the Crow looks like it will make it for Christmas.

Now I just have to hope the process of converting the book to ebook is easier than making the dead tree version.

About me.


  1. That's great that your wife was able to help you out so much! Good luck getting everything worked out and put together.

  2. Good thing they were discovered and dealt with now instead of later. Guess that's why they invented proof copies. ^_^

    And I think most self-publishers tend to pay an editor, if not acquire the assistance of an editing friend. The rest just muddle through as best as they can and self-edit umpteen times.

    I'd also love an AI that'd self-edit grammar. Though, would it really make writing better or worse?

  3. That's wonderful news getting it to press. You have to let me know when it can be purchased. I have to get a hardcover or a paperback to go with the map. BTW, my daughter still loves looking at it so she'll love getting this book.

  4. Shucks, I am chuffed. Thanks, husband.


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