Just got the proofs back from Mrs W, proof-reader extraordinaire.
Despite having a sub-editing background, I appreciate the importance of having ‘new eyes’ take a look at the White Gold manuscript before it goes live. Having lived with the novel for over a year now, I’ve become “blooper blind” so having a professional proof-reader take a look made a lot of sense.
Thank goodness I did. Money well spent! Not too many errors but they would have annoyed the hell out of me if I’d seen them after the book is published next month. Sentences tightened, driving the action forward and simple suggestions that have made all the difference to the story.
Next up, a final draft. And then another print out and a read through, maybe another edit before I unleash it on an unsuspecting world.
Watch this space…
I’ve decided to publish White Gold myself as an eBook because I found I couldn’t get stuck in to the next project until I’d let the first novel go. Sort of like closing the door on it, then moving on.
I’m finding the writing flowing a lot faster on this new novel – probably helped by the fact that this time around, I have a good plot outline so I can just write to that.
With White Gold, I spent a lot of time writing but it wasn’t until about half way through that I mapped out the story. I then had to change a lot of the text around to get it into order – and that meant dumping a load of stuff I’d written and having to start again because it just didn’t fit any more.
With the next book, I’m able to go where my mood takes me – if I’m not inspired at the front end of the story, I can write words around a scene I’ve mapped out near the end. It ensures that whatever happens, I’m writing something. Highly recommend trying it yourself.
Welcome to the website of author Rachel Amphlett. This is where you'll be able to find out more about me and my writing.
My debut thriller 'White Gold' will shortly be published as an eBook on Amazon, iBookstore, Nook, Kobo and will also be available through the Smashwords website.
I'll add links to all of the above on my home page so you'll be able to find it easily. I've also included the first chapter for FREE on this website so you can take a sneak peek...
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