Currently, I'm writing a book The Little Dog Laughed. It's a rather dark comedy and the main character is based on Sam, but Spud is much more of a rogue than my little dog. I hope it will be with my publisher by the end of the next year but I wouldn't hold my breath. The truth is that instead of concentrating on my next work, I decided to make revisions to Salvation Jane.
Proof reading must be one of the most difficult tasks in publishing. You see, it is a proof reader's responsibility to ensure there isn't a single mistake in a book. My son pointed out several errors in Salvation Jane that the proof reader (me), missed. Correcting them was a bigger undertaking than one would presume, probably because I decided to make some changes to the text. Once I got started I couldn't seem to stop. I confess of all the tasks involved in writing a book, the editing process is my favourite, and I never know when enough is enough.
Finally, the revised editions of the paperback and e-book are now available and in time for Christmas. Phew! My very best wishes to my readers and friends. I wish you all a joyful Christmas and a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year.
Ps I have proof-read this blog carefully, but I wouldn't be surprised if there's an error or three.