The Reviewing Stage

So, that perfect work of fiction that I have created, it contains … wait for it … errors. Yes, you read that right, errors. There are the typos, the missing words, the missing punctuation, the inconsistencies, the implausible behaviour and several other mistakes of one form or another. The question is how to weed them out.

You may have read in an earlier post (Lulu – you make me want to shout!) that I bought four copies of the first draft for review purposes. Well those books are now covered in pencil, red pen and various other almost illegible scribbles. Many thanks to my early readers including Judith, Emily, Tony, Tim, Chris and Ted for taking the time to help me resolve many of the problems.

The second draft of the book is certainly not perfect by any means, but most of the obvious issues have been ironed out and the reviews so far have been very complimentary. So if friends and family like it, a publisher is sure to want to take it. The only problem is finding one who thinks the same way that I do!

More about that in a future post.

Published by

rtburke

rtburke

My books are thrillers with a twist. To date I have written three full length books including The Rage (http://mybook.to/TheRage), Decimation (http://mybook.to/Decimation) and The Colour of the Soul (http://mybook.to/COTS). Some of my short stories have also been published including A Christmas Killing in the Bloodhound Books anthology, Dark Minds and The Offer in the Corona Book of Science Fiction. I live with my wife and daughter in North East Hampshire. You can follow me on Twitter @RTBurkeAuthor. I am also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RichardTBurkeAuthor I am always delighted to hear from readers and will try to respond to all messages personally.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *