Wow. I’m way behind the times. I was under the impression that I would get the proofs for my first published book, “Pola Negri: Temptress of Silent Hollywood” in a big box that would arrive for me in the mail and then I’d review them, make a few corrections and send them back. Wrong-o boy-o! To my surprise, it was sent to me electronically with instructions to print out the pages needing correction and send those back. From an efficiency standpoint, it makes sense sure, but I had the more old-fashioned way in mind.
After a first pass, i cringe where I see i could have done a better job of writing and there are parts where i wonder how i even though that i was using proper english. Unfortunately, it’s too late to re-write, so I’m stuck with being slightly embarrassed over some passages. Next time, I’ll spring or a real editor before i submit anything. Lesson learned.
Oh, well. Back to the salt mines. I have to have it done by the end of this next week at the latest and ship it back to McFarland. I am counting on seeing my completed book sometime in August.
This is supposed to be fun. Right?