I stepped away from my WIP for a week to give myself sometime to digest the comments and suggestions my beta readers gave me.
Now I will go through it one more time before sending it off to my editor. This will be the fourth book she has done for me and I hope that there are less corrections than the previous. I try to remember what she suggests and corrects, so that when I’m writing I can say, “Nope, she’ll fix that.” or “Oh yeah. I’m not supposed to do that.”
When I read, there are errors that bother me more than others.
- Spelling mistakes: No esxcuse.
- Grammar issues: I don’t like having to read a sentence a few times to, understand it because the comma is in the wrong place.
- Poor writing: Some books are bad. Editing is expensive. Editors fix stuff. Like short, monotonous passages. Yeah. Like these.
Are my books 100% error free? No. There are always mistakes that get missed. I have found errors in the books of bestselling authors, but do I say, “Ah-ha!”
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Leon Stevens is a multi-genre author, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. He published his first book of poetry, Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020, followed by a book of original classical guitar compositions, Journeys, and a short story collection of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. His newest publications are the novella trilogy, The View from Here, which is a continuation of one of his short stories, and a new collection of poetry titled, A Wonder of Words.
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