I just finsihed the 4th pass of edits for Wicked: Leather and Lace. I’m way behind. I should have finsihed already but I’ve had my nose buried in a book all week, or rather, books, I should say. I read 7 this past week. I can’t help it, I love to read as much as I love to write.
When editing a book, I go half blind looking for typos. My editor and my reader can only find so many so I always worry one has slipped by us. It happened with That First Christmas. I caught one in that story the day before I sent it in. I’ll never forget it. I gasped when I saw it and then laughed until I cried. The word was supposed to be…t-shirt. What did I actually type? T-shit. Yeah. LOL
So, when you’re reading your favorite author and you see a typo, don’t think it’s just laziness that left it behind. No matter how many people have their hands on a story before it goes live, we’re all human. We make mistakes. Some funnier than others, but it happens. I still find them in books by my favorite authors so I don’t feel so bad when I find one in my own books once they’ve hit the virtual bookshelves. It doesn’t make me less nervous about them being there though. It just makes me more nuerotic in finding them before I hit the ’send’ button.