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bear by san

It's so much nicer thinking about the finished books than the unfinished ones

ten book-related things I know are pointless, but can't resist doing


10. Fiddling with optional commas on the page proofs.

9. Fretting over the grammar in my back cover copy.

8. Rewording sentences in order to get that one trailing word that's stranded on its own line gets sucked up to live with its friends in the rest of the paragraph.

7. Wondering if there's not a better way to phrase a sentence every time I type the word "was."

6. Ego-googling

5. Wincing at errors in books and stories that are in print.

4. Rolling my eyes at readers who obviously wished they were reading a different book.

3. Feeling cheered when I find comments from readers who obviously got what the book was doing, even if they hated it.

2. Contemplating hacking BookScan

1. Checking the Amazon page for Blood & Iron twice a day to see if anybody other than Harriet has reviewed it yet. (still not King!)

Comments

7. Wondering if there's not a better way to phrase a sentence every time I type the word "was."

Hee. I do that too!
So do I. :)
1. If I can ever get Amazon to let go it B&I, I'll review it. However, pending that happy event, you'll have do get along without me, which you have so far.

2. Per Scalzi, we should apparently be treating this, as well as truepenny's journal, to say nothing of your lovely and wise agent's, with more respect. I'll try to remember and wipe my feet.
Amazon is clinging to your book? BAD AMAZON.
I know you're not reading as many journals to focus on your writing, but I saw I Spy: a history and episode guide, 1965-1968 by Marc Cushman & Linda J. LaRosa with foreward by Robert Culp and thought of you...
Thanks!
I think it's the job description.
6. Ego-googling

Sadly, I cannot do this, for I have the most common name in the history of common names. John Smith wishes he had it so good.
I know whereof you speak: I had a childhood friend named Raul Silva that I wish I knew what became of. However, Google will be NO HELP AT ALL. He does have a rather distinctive face, with a scar on it even, but I can't limit my searches that way.
Re: #8

So, you like killing widows, eh?
My copy of Blood and Iron arrived today. When I have it read, I fully intend to sing its praises high and low across the internets and Amazon, because I think I'm already more than a little in love with it.

http://hawkwing-lb.livejournal.com/62943.html To save you some ego-googling. :)
Eeep!

You're *hired*
Talking up the books I love is a service I'm happy to do for free.

In fact, I do it enthusiastically.

:-)

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8. Rewording sentences in order to get that one trailing word that's stranded on its own line gets sucked up to live with its friends in the rest of the paragraph.


I thought I was the only one who did that! LOL