A few days ago, I got a galley proof of my novel Almost Adept from my publisher, Burst Books. All the editing has been done already, so I couldn’t do any rewrites, just check for errors and fill an errata sheet. I read it, and it made me unhappy. I would’ve written so many passages differently now, but it’s too late. Why didn’t I see those problems before? Extraneous adverbs, awkward sentences, wrong word choices. Nothing major, but details make all the difference. One of the reasons, I suppose, is that the text is in a different font and format than the version I worked on with my editor. With my second novel, I’m going to change the font during the editing process and see what jumps at me.
And I still don’t have a cover for this novel. I’m so impatient to see what the artist will come up with.