Last week was Riley focused while this one was centered solely on Luza. The first book in my new series was released in late July. In my rush to get it out, I thought I had caught the majority of typos. I write the majority, because I am realistic that I will miss some. Even major publishing companies release books that have typos. I read a popular young adult book last week and there was a glaring misspelling of a word near the end of the book. At the end of the day did it really matter? No, the mistake didn’t impact whether I continued reading the story.
I think if you are invested in the story, even some typos or grammatical errors are not going to detract or deter the reader from finishing. Furthermore, I don’t think it turns readers away from other books in the series. Granted there are readers who I believe are looking for any reason to stop reading a book. If they don’t like the characters or even the plot, any excuse to put the book down works. I know even with me, I stopped reading a book in June after the first page. I didn’t want to invest the time simply after reading three paragraphs.
Concerning Luza, I want to make sure the best version of the story is published. After spending so much time on Riley, I wanted to go back over Luza and clean up any overlooked items. A perfect example is where I thought I had changed Keira’s age in both references within the book, but after checking I only changed one.
This past week I fully understand why there are so many editions of the same book. Even when the author thinks the book is done, there is always something that can be fixed or improved upon. The tricky part is figuring out when the book is good enough to share with the masses and at a high enough quality.
I am hopeful that with the revisions done to both books; I can actually focus on book three. I’ll let you know in the coming weeks.