I have to raise a glass in toast to my enemy, the typo. My darling man finished the formatting, and got an ebook sent to me for one last check that the formatting looks good on kindle and kindle app, with no further glitches and with all the things I actually meant to be in italics still italicized.
I open the book, and what do I see?
“adn” instead of “and” staring back at me.
15+ rounds of editing, over six weeks. Multiple beta readers. More editing inputting those changes. All this time, it survived, hanging in there, fighting off all attempts to correct the spelling and grammar.
For some reason, when I changed format from Document on the screen to ebook on kindle, I could catch that and a few other typos, a lack of closing quote on a line of dialogue here, an improper verb tense there…
I killed it, of course. But I’ve got to grudgingly respect the little sucker.
And wonder what I didn’t catch…
Well, it should be uploaded and pressing publish today, so I guess we’ll see!