Lucinda Elliot

Thank goodness, finished editing ‘Aleks Sager’s Daemon’

The relief!

After going over every inch of Aleks Sager’s Daemon for the last time, I’ve sent him off to Smashwords. I’m sick of the sight of him.

So really that title should be something swaggering on the lines of ‘Soon available! “Aleks Sager’s Daemon” by Lucinda Eliiot (what do you mean, who’s that and so what?).

I hate reading the same thing all over again, and again.

I hate how with editing how something always gets overlooked, despite your best efforts.

I know of some cases where a writer’s e book formatters actually put in a load of new mistakes when trying to rectify a couple of original ones, and so things got worse, and worse.

So, even when the formatting has been done, just in case something untoward has happened, you have to read it all over again.

It can be torture if its comedy, or even if it’s not comedy, has a fair amount of humour in it.

Are the same jokes funny after reading them ten times? Answers on a postcard.

Actually, I did know a man who would tell you the same joke again and again if you didn’t laugh at it enough the first, time, convinced that you can’t have appreciated the depth and breadth of his wit, but people sidled away when he entered the pub, so…

I hate editing. I hate it, I hate it!

But I didn’t do it carefully enough on the first version of That Scoundrel Emile Dubois (Naturally, I’m not saying that my first formatters were one of those mentioned above!) and that isn’t a mistake I’m going to replicate.

By the way, ‘That Scoundrel Emile’ is available at half price on amazon this week and is due out soon in paperback.

And also on:

Or ought I to say, ‘Should be due out soon on paperback’ because knowing me and technology it may not be…

I put in the pictures of ‘Eugene Onegin’ because having finally got round to reading that amazing poem (and seen the film!) about a year ago, I was inspired to write ‘Aleks Sager’s Daemon’ on the theme of a man who writes about a distant cousin of that enervated rake Eugene Onegin’s, with unfortunate results, for him and others, as he finds himself haunted by his own character…

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