Here they are, the advance copies of Murder, by George (I love mail, particularly when it’s a box of books). Since receiving the ARCs last week, I’ve sent out six copies to cozy bloggers for review, set up an interview with one blogger, and guest posts with two others.
I’ve also been proofreading the book, looking for goofs that weren’t caught during the editing process. It’s amazing how different the story looks when I’m reading it in book form rather than on a laptop screen or on paper printed from the computer. Errors, word usage, and slight inconsistencies pop out. I’ve found some typos and a few instances where two paragraphs should be combined into one or one paragraph split into two or three. There are also a couple of minor changes I want to make. One change relates to the past history of a new character. The change will make the circumstance in which the character lands more realistic while also making the character more flawed, more human.
I will submit the corrections to Five Star this week and then that’s it, no more tinkering!
Have a great week, everyone, and enjoy tonight’s Super Bowl!