Has that happened for you, Reader? Did you read something I wrote and think, "Hmmm, I think I'll check out Wade's book?" Or am I correct to think that no one reads my blog?
(I ask rhetorically, yet I know it's not true)
But seriously, SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS are really slow around the Internet! Very few comments or reviews or ratings happen on Saturday. Just a thought that I had to throw out there.
So in the interest of writing something interesting for the one person (hahahaha) that checks my posts, I have been editing most of today so far! The Cost of Loving is coming along. I'm on page 212 of 332. Chapter 25! (out 37) The first stage of editing is correcting the grammar and changing words that my editor suggested. I look at her draft, and then I revert back to my original copy of TCOL and make changes. Here is an example of what I'm doing:
Why am I doing it like this? I hope that my repeated mistakes will sink in! Because, YES, I make the same mistakes over and over and over! After I cross of the words my editor changed, and put new ones in in red, I plan to start all over from page one. I'm going to keep the marked up copy, (like I would if it was a hard copy with real pages) and open a new document as I work on the content. So stage TWO will be content. I need to delete redundancies and condense information into a simpler form. That is, IF this book can become simpler when the topics and events in Matt's life are anything BUT simple.
So... show of hands, who is waiting for The Cost of Loving? (and reads my blog either on Goodreads, or on Blogspot) List a comment. Say HI. Bagger me to get the editing done. Knowing that you (the reader) are out there waiting is what spurs me on to write more. I need you. :)
PS: In case you are interested... There IS an excerpt on my website. ;)