F&%*ing typos! When I say I've proofed my book for typos at least a hundred times, I'm not exaggerating! And every single time I skim through the manuscript, I manage to find another one. When I finally turned over my files for publishing I thought for sure I had caught them all...but no. This weekend I picked up the actual printed paperback copy of my book, just to admire the finished product ;) and found a dozen more.
Now it's not just frustrating, it's embarrassing! People (my friends!) have bought this book and are reading my mistakes. My mom pointed out an extra word left in and a word left out. I found some dialogue missing end quotes (what the what?!?) and a paragraph where I used the same word three times.
I'm a perfectionist. To release this book to the world was HARD for me to do. There's always something to improve or something to add/delete, but I finally hit a point a few weeks back and said, "Enough is enough. Let it go!"
I just thought I was letting it go TYPO FREE!
This morning I resubmitted my files, praying I'd caught them all this time. The paperback won't be available for sale today while the files are being reviewed, again, but the kindle is up, and anyone who has purchased a kindle copy automatically gets the updated files sent to their device.
I issue a challenge. Whoever finds 2 or more errors in the latest release gets a free copy of my next novel (which I will hopefully have ready in time for Christmas). I'm not talking grammatical errors (I'd be giving books away a whole lotta free books!), I'm talkin' TYPOS, nasty, pesky, irritating mistakes...extra words, forgotten words, missing punctuation, words spelled incorrectly.