Hi guys! It's been a while, and for that I'm sorry, but with the build up to Christmas getting up to full swing, those hour less days have only gotten shorter.
I've had another review, a three out of five star one, by a friend who is as honest as the day is long. She said Angels Blood was well thought out, and was original, but the gramma and punctuation let it down. Now I have to be honest, I had book two proof read by my friend AR (@booksandspoos), who I've already mentioned before, and she picked up missed commas, the odd sentence with a missing word, or a word too many, and a few silly mistakes that are really very silly. I have to admit Angels Blood didn't get proof read, and I did wonder if I'd made the same kind of mistakes in that, which clearly I have. So I guess I was kind of expecting someone to point them out :).
Now this friend who did bring them to my attention, was a little worried I may have taken offense. But how could I when I already had an idea they were there? You're right, I couldn't. But besides that, it is nice to know that someone is friend enough to point out the things you don't see in your own work. I have thanked her for her review, and let her know that she and I are still friends regardless, and was totally amazed at the offer she made to edit my work for me. Knowing that she was the one that spotted the mistakes in the first place, gives me a certain kind of comfort to know that she will also be the one to correct them.
You can find good friends in some strange places, and to me there is not much stranger than Twitter, but it is there that I have found a few. Now I have named a few before, and I'm not going to relay them to you again. (Thank goodness I hear you say ;)). But I do have to mention Brigitte (@bluebirdbrige), and hope she knows what a wonderful friend she is, and how much I appreciate her.
So, at the end of this, what did I learn?
1. That there really are some great people out there in the big wide world.
2. That I really should make sure to have any future books proof read, and edited.
Well thanks for reading guys, and I hope to be able to give you some good news on book two soon.
Catch up with you soon.
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