It has been a long while since I have heard anyone use those words, tut, tut. They may have been dropped from the dictionary by now – if they were ever in it. However, it is a self- reprimand because I have allowed 17 days to pass since my last blog post. When will I graduate from the procrastinators club?

My feeble excuse is that I have been busy with Goodbye Junie Moon. I know it has been on Amazon for a year now but it needed some punctuation clean-up. It is amazing how often I forgot to put the last book-end on parentheses. And, worse still, I sometimes forgot to place a period at the end of a sentence. This is the result of writing fast and not using a proof-reader. Then there are those pesky commas. Have you noticed that they seem to be disappearing from the written word? I’ve had a few complaints about mine. Either I had too many or they were not placed correctly. Years ago I belonged to Toastmasters International. By pausing at the appropriate spot in my speeches, I gave particular words more emphasis. I write as I speak and there is the little matter of flow and rhythm. I read all my work aloud and I love to get a real rhythm going. Times have changed though, and many people no longer seem to have time to pause.

So, after going through 314 pages it is all done now and back on Amazon, better than ever. Or so I thought – until a couple of days ago when I received an email from the Quality Control Department of Amazon. They complained that I spelled reread as re read. This oversight threw me into the doldrums. I don’t have the energy to pull it again right now so I will apologize to anyone who may read my memoir in the next few months. Please forgive me. And if you have never read my rousing, rollicking memoir, Goodbye Junie Moon, I’m giving you advance notice – the ebook will be free on Amazon for five days from 17th July until 21 July. If you will not be totally put-off by that glaring error, please grab a download. And better still, if you read Goodbye Junie Moon and enjoy it, how about leaving me a review? It’s a hard world out there and reviews help sell books. Just don’t mention that damned, cursed word ‘re read’. So mark your calendars with these dates, unless you prefer to wait until I find the time and energy in the future to make that final correction.



4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Terri Eberlein
    Jul 03, 2013 @ 13:46:20

    Another great bog entry. Wish you could write with your wonderful accent. Please consider recording your books. Happy 4th Miss June!


  2. Rinelle Grey
    Jul 09, 2013 @ 04:48:19

    Sometimes writing (or editing, that’s even worse) gets in the way of blogging. I took a week off a while back to finish up on some of my edits, I just didn’t have the energy to do both!

    And no matter how many times you go through your books, and have others go through them, there will still be the occasional mistake. Even published books have typos!


  3. Janie J
    Jul 27, 2013 @ 15:38:38

    Got it, read it, and enjoyed it…. Thanks!


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