Reading and Writing January 17, 2012Posted by johnhemry in Uncategorized.
One of the ironies of becoming a writer is that most of us become writers because we love reading, but once we become writers we have a lot less time for reading. For example, over the last couple of weeks I just finished reading three books. I wrote all three of them, but my publisher needed my feedback on the copyedited manuscript for first Lost Stars book (Tarnished Knight), the proofed pages for the second Lost Fleet Beyond the Frontier book (Invincible) and the proofs for the mass market (paperback) edition of Dreadnaught which is coming out soon. I had to essentially read all three books again, looking for problems, misspellings, etc. I even ended up closely reading several pages twice because the paperback version of Dreadnaught contains at the end an excerpt of the first few pages of Tarnished Knight. Such is the reading an author finds on their “must do” list.