But this, my dear writing friends, is why God created copy editors: to tell us such things.
I recently finished going through the copy edits for my forthcoming novel, Emma Jean's Bad Behavior, and my wonderful copy editor researched the word auditorally in three dictionaries before deciding that it really isn't a word. I think I may have made up a couple other words along the way; I know for certain I made up usages of a word here or there.
Going through the editing process of this book has made me hugely grateful for the art of editing. It's been a wonderful experience all the way through, and I know for certain that the editing has made it a much stronger book.
I have a publishing date!
Drum roll please.....
It's February 12th.
By my reckoning, that is the second Tuesday in February, just in time to buy as a gift for Valentine's Day.
I'm very excited.
And oh so grateful.
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