Thursday, August 31, 2006

It's done!

Glory, hallelujah, I've declared my manuscript complete and sent it to iUniverse. For the last week I've been going over the story, picking out the nits. Did you know that heaven and hell aren't initial-capped? Nor are pronouns referring to deities. So I had to change "God sure took His time, didn't He?" to "God sure took his time, didn't he?" The estimable editors at iUniverse referred me to the Chicago Manual of Style, and sure enough, they were right. I've been making little changes like that 'til my eyes were about to fall out, so the copy should be clean.

I've often heard stated as a truism that a writer can't edit his own writing. Well, I just did it, though it helped a lot that iUniverse sent me a report telling me the types of issues to look for.

Soon I hope to hear from iUniverse graphics folks about the cover art.

1 comment:

monideepa said...

Hi Bob,
Step by step, keep moving ahead. biding time to felicitate you on B Day (book release day)

Smiles from across cyberspace,
moni