It’s June tomorrow… and at some point – I’ll let you know when, ROSA will be published on Kindle. So I am now in the last stages of editing, because as a self-publisher I have to do all that myself… and it’s tricky. I have to admit there were some typos and errors in ‘Farholm’ but I think Kindle sometimes mangles stuff as well… no excuse for me to make a mistake! I also want to make sure my story reads well – I don’t want my muddles to get between the story of Tyche Kane’s hunt for the stalker and my readers.
My husband, the rock drummer is reading it as there are some scenes where a band plays, I want to make sure they are right! There are some intimate scenes – I want to make sure they are not too toe curlingly embarrassing because they are crucial to the story line. The characters sometimes use bad language – real people do swear and it would be unrealistic for a disaster to happen and someone says “Oh goodness me, oh bother!” However, I don’t want it to be gratuitous, every swear word has to be there for a purpose, either as part of a character, or to emphasise something which has happened – or as adults joking with each other.
So.. I have downloaded ROSA as a PDF onto my Kindle and I am doing the last read through, seeing it as my readers will on that little grey page. I am going to read it out loud again (“Oh no!” my family groans) and I am going to do my absolute best to make it the absolute best I can!