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In my recent newsletter to my adoring fans, part of the subject line read, “and a first peak at the sequel!”
I am the kind of guy who rereads emails ten times to make sure every comma is in place and there are no misspellings or other egregious errors. Apparently that doesn’t apply to subject lines.
Honestly, this is the kind of typo that makes me think twice about buying someone’s book.
But chances are you didn’t even notice. So why am I bringing attention to it, you ask???
Because I want you, the potential reader, to know that my books are thoroughly edited. They are not just slapped out there as my most recent newsletter appears to be.
Editing is a crucial step in the publishing process that unfortunately many new writers seem to skip. And what may have been a wonderful book is ruined by poor or no editing.
In the future, I may have to send my emails to my editor first too.
I just had to get that off my chest.
I’m embarrassed as all hell because I’m kind of a grammar nazi.
So I guess, perhaps, this is a lesson for me to not be so judgmental of others’ grammar and spelling mistakes.
And, for those of you actually on my list who got that email and read the blurb for the new book, I hope that you were not turned off by the typo, and that the sneak peek was something that piqued your interest to a peak level.
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P.S. I did not send this journal post to my editor.
And now this: