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April 24, 2013
Posted at 10:55 pm
Updated: April 24, 2013 - 11:45 pm
 

No Ties Required - Chapter 12 to queue

What, another chapter this week? Unleash the hounds, let slip the dogs of war, oh isn't that a cute puppy?

Sorry, didn't know what to write there.

Regarding chapter 11. A small handful of errors were pointed out by sharp eyes readers. A damned homophone or two, or three. A couple I should have caught myself, but it happens.

I have a great volunteer editor, and readers who will point out mistakes to keep me honest. It's greatly appreciated.

On that subject. Yes, it's important to catch and correct errors, as they can throw the reader out of the story. But, and this is a big juicy butt, don't let that prevent you from writing.

Published authors don't crap out perfect, unblemished and mistake free prose. They have a writer's group to bounce things off of at critical stages. They have alpha readers, beta readers, an editor and probably a line editor - and still mistakes slip through.

So yes, look for and correct mistakes, but imperfection shouldn't stop you from writing.

I had that image in my head too, "A writer doesn't make those mistakes." Well, it's horse hockey (I wish I had figured that out much earlier).