Thursday, September 14, 2006

Bound By Marriage

I did a post on The Knight Agency blog last night from the perspective of a writer living out of the U.S. so swing by that way if the topic interests you. And don't forget the chat in a few hours - Wed 13th 9pm EST (Thurs 1pm NZ time).

More good news for StS - it's #36 on the Bookscan MM Romance Bestseller list! Yippee!

I was in the middle of writing this post when I got a delivery - the galleys for Bound By Marriage, my Feb Sil Desire release. I always get excited when I get these and see "Author's Copy" printed in the front.

What happens at the galley stage is that I go through and check for typos, printer errors, timeline mistakes etc. i.e. the details rather than major changes (that happens at the copy/line edit stage). Doesn't sound interesting but it is for the simple reason that because the book was turned in and line edited so long ago, I get to read it with a fresh eye. I once found I'd had a heroine's knees "crumble". Yep. After so many pairs of eyes going over it, she was still "crumbling" to the floor. I'm curious - what's your tolerance level for typos?

4 comments :

Kendra Clark said...

If the story is good, I can handle it just fine. But some readers, it pulls them right out of the story I hear.

Emma Sinclair said...

I do the change a characters name A LOT. Half way through the book the hero becomes the hero from the last book.

Oops.

Thank God for editors with a good eye!

Milady Insanity said...

Very very very very low.

But...I'm an oddity. Even my first drafts are spelling error free.

Nalini Singh said...

Kendra - I guess I'm like that too. What bugs me more are errors of logic in a story, y'know?

Lol Emma!

Wow, Milady, you must have a very good eye!