Several of my editors were surprised when I started sending them chapters to edit for Book IV. Most of them said they had to go back and re-read the first three books to catch up again. And I appreciate their efforts. However, since they have a tendency to be blunt with me (which is one of the traits that makes them great editors), they were not shy about reminding me of all the errors in Book I.
Unknown to them, I have actually been working on all three books for the last six months, going through each of the books, editing, correcting, and re-phasing as I went.
I did it for me and had not intended to post the corrected chapters. I had kept every e-mail that pointed out a mistake, misspell, etc and went through every last one of them systematically to get as many mistakes corrected as possible, which is why it took me so long. It was also good therapy after everything I've gone through over the last two years.
As many of you know, I am something of a perfectionist, and I truly wanted to make the story flow better. Also, all the errors that you have been so gracious and helpful to point out were driving me crazy and needed be corrected for my personal sanity, even if no one else ever saw them.
However, thanks to Cassie's and Greg's chastisement, I have now uploaded a complete re-edit of Book One.
There are no major changes to the story, only grammar, punctuation, and spelling corrections, along with a lot of re-phrasing and some added explanations in spots. All told, I added about 6000 words to the story (or about two chapters).
I have books II and III corrected, but they have not been formatted for SoL because, as I said, I did not intend to concern myself with updating what was already posted. However, if enough of you want them, I will spend the extra time to format and upload Book II and Book III. (I think I just heard a groan from Laz…).
By the way, Special thanks to Laz and his team for helping me through the technical aspects of uploading Book I yesterday.
As always, thanks for reading,