AS some of you may know, I am in the process of getting my latest crime thriller The Truth ready as an ebook and paperback. All I have to do is get the cover done and it will be pressing buttons and away we go.
Until the night before last.
I woke yesterday morning with an issue running through my head so strongly that I just had to stop, back up the bus and fix it. And that is what I have done this morning in a calm, efficient and professional manner. All in all, in three different places an extra 261 carefully chosen words address this niggle and make the circle complete. It would have forever annoyed me if I hadn’t bothered and done the correction. The book would never have felt right and I would always be looking for readers who would say…
The book has already been page formatted to the size I want, so it was on that version that the edit was done.
The “fix” was straight forward, but did require a complete check of formatting after it had been done to make sure that the pages were right and suddenly a chapter didn’t start on the left rather than the right. But all is well, these small additions actually resulted in a 2 page reduction for just that reason. It always pays to check and double check.
So, word count spread sheet has been updated, changes annotated in text and my notebook so it is time to upload that version onto my preferred ebook publisher.
The most important thing about this post is to trust your unconscious mind. When it gives you these thing to be fixed, fix them, no matter how inconvenient it may be. After all, it is that same unconscious mind that gave you the idea and creative spark for the book. Why not trust it when it says something isn’t quite right?
The Truth by Andrew Marsh out soon.