Nearing Beta!

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It has been a long haul, but I am nearing the end of my journey bringing Lockwood Tower to life. As you can see from the picture, the second draft is finished and I have loaded the test .mobi onto my Paperwhite for testing.

I am pleased so far, but there is still a little ways to go. Currently I am proofing the book one more time to catch any typos and other errors so that my betas aren’t too abused before I pass the book onto them for the test run.

It has been an interesting proofing experience because now that the pain of updating pages and pages of handwritten edits is done, the reading experience is pleasant and the spotting of typos is like a game. Some chapters are more riddled than others mainly because I tried something new with this book that I hadn’t with my others, which was to use Dragon Dictation to update my text from notes to typing. There were some pretty funny typos, I must say!

Most are manageable and I will have feedback on my book soon. Also to come will be the cover art, which I have already seen in its plain form without text, and I absolutely love it. It is very fun to work with an artist on this one, and I can’t wait to share his artwork with you when the time comes.

As Bilbo once sang, “The road goes ever on and on…”

PS: The time remaining on the Kindle screen has not been accurate. I read for a solid three hours and it didn’t change much! Curses of the personal document files.

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