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    Even Authors With Publishers Make Mistakes →

    I am a fan of Veronica Roth’s, but even more so after running across this post she made on Goodreads. Basically, she admits to some errors in her new book, then goes on to explain how difficult it is for writers to catch their own mistakes. I don’t know the final word count of her books, but I’m guessing it to be around 100,000. Those are a lot of words to sort through!

    When my first book came out, I hired a professional editor and had quite a few people with English backgrounds review it as well. I still found errors. But I was able to go back and fix all of them since my books are printed on demand and in ebook formats. I am guessing it isn’t as easy for Veronica’s publisher to do the same—they are probably sitting on thousands of printed books in need of fixing.

    I hired another professional editor for my second novel and had four or five different people check it as well. I am about to do another read through of my own, then hand it off to even more people. No matter how many sets of eyes will end up reviewing it, I’m guessing there will be one or two little errors to remain.

    At least now I know that even best selling authors with publishers aren’t perfect, either.

    — 1 year ago with 1 note
    #veronica roth  #insurgent  #divergent  #writing  #editing  #mistakes  #novel  #reading 
    matthewhubbard:

#writerconfession (Taken with instagram)

Afraid I may already be guilty of this…

    matthewhubbard:

    #writerconfession (Taken with instagram)


    Afraid I may already be guilty of this…

    — 1 year ago with 2 notes
    #writer  #taylor swift  #books  #reading 
    Boyfriend of the Week →

    One of the characters from my book What I’ve Done made a “Boyfriend of the Week” list. Go Eli! (He is kind of hot)! :)

    — 1 year ago
    #boyfriend  #ya  #young adult fiction  #reading  #book  #writing  #romance  #love  #teen  #book review 
    I’m not going to lie. I still love the feel of a brand new, physical book in my hands. The thicker the better. I love the smell, which ranks up there with the ocean breeze and roses. I love holding a big old Stephen King book that weighs more than our family dog. I even love the sound the pages make when they turn—unless someone else is reading, then it is just annoying. I love how different books look together on a shelf. I love to peruse through the covers, whether at home or at a book store. I love collecting the works of my favorite authors and seeing them grouped together on a shelf. But I also live digital books. I love how I can have a book magically delivered to me in seconds when I need something new to read. I love that I can read at night and not keep my husband awake with a lamp by the bed or trying to use a clip on light under the covers. I love having something small enough to fit in my purse that weighs very little and still carries an entire library. I love that I can outline passages that grab my attention. I love not having books fall out at me when I open any given closet in my house because I already own too many (true story).
So which do I prefer? Neither. I love them both.
As a writer, I’m glad I have the option to offer both printed and digital versions of my books, because as a reader i know—you never know what form of reading you will be in the mood for next.

    I’m not going to lie. I still love the feel of a brand new, physical book in my hands. The thicker the better. I love the smell, which ranks up there with the ocean breeze and roses. I love holding a big old Stephen King book that weighs more than our family dog. I even love the sound the pages make when they turn—unless someone else is reading, then it is just annoying. I love how different books look together on a shelf. I love to peruse through the covers, whether at home or at a book store. I love collecting the works of my favorite authors and seeing them grouped together on a shelf.

    But I also live digital books. I love how I can have a book magically delivered to me in seconds when I need something new to read. I love that I can read at night and not keep my husband awake with a lamp by the bed or trying to use a clip on light under the covers. I love having something small enough to fit in my purse that weighs very little and still carries an entire library. I love that I can outline passages that grab my attention. I love not having books fall out at me when I open any given closet in my house because I already own too many (true story).

    So which do I prefer? Neither. I love them both.

    As a writer, I’m glad I have the option to offer both printed and digital versions of my books, because as a reader i know—you never know what form of reading you will be in the mood for next.

    — 1 year ago
    #ebook  #paperback  #reading  #writing  #author  #stephen king  #jk rowling