Thursday, May 13, 2010

Damn! Blast!

Got my printed copy of my latest novel, The Great Depression of the 40s and am terribly depressed. This was the first time I've edited a book on the comp, and I swear it's the last time. Six blooming typos (spelling, wrong tense, missing word etc) and one horrifying factual error (I squarely take the blame for this one). Mortifying! It's NEVER happened to me before. Going to stick to good old fashioned editing on hard copies in the future. Boo hoo.

6 comments:

reema said...

don't even remind me of the ones am noticing in mine..this is god's way of reminding us that we are not gods!
Just started your book and am loving the lightness of your touch and the ease with which you touch the issues faced by us today in this country.
More when I finish it..much love and keep writing

reema said...

almost done!! there are so many things I can relate with and mantra is a delight..most of all I love your frank delight in life..profanities included.:)

rupagulab said...

@ Reema: Am glad you enjoyed it - pofanities and all!

deepika said...

Hi Rupa. Yes, editing on hard copy is definitely the best way. We students were discovered this while we were in college. Why did you take the risk? I hope you are out of the low mood now!

deepika said...

@Rupa: We students discovered*
Argh..

rupagulab said...

@Deepika: Am still hopping mad! Not just at myself, but the publisher's proof reader as well! So angry, my blood pressure has sky rocketed and I may well get a heart attack and die! Heck, I want to die!