People are watching the movie Priest as I write this, but they aren’t reading my vampire novel because it’s still in my hard drive. I’ve been slogging all week through the editor’s notes, and all I can say is that I don’t pay her enough.
But I’m close. I’m four-fifths of the way through, and my cover artist has delivered a great cover. I’ll finish with this round of editing over the weekend and then it’ll need another copy edit to catch any typos from the changes.
It’s a lot of work, but I don’t want to be a Howett, the writer who self-published an e-book with so many typos that the reviewer, Big Al, had trouble reading to the end.
So while I wanted to launch the same day as the vampire movie, Priest, I’ll just have to accept that I’ll be a couple of days behind. Better to publish a great book three days late than an unreadable one on time.