I'm at the third of several stages of getting a book off of my desk and (I hope) onto readers' shelves. I'm doing copy edits – meaning, a copy editor has gone through my manuscript of DEATH IN CORNWALL and made corrections or suggested changes.
The book at this third stage has already passed through my editor and I've responded to his suggestions. (The first stage is of course the actual writing of the book.)
Next step coming up quickly will be the proof pages - the typeset book. Minor changes only are allowed at this stage and only for the most egregious errors.
I always think copy editing will go quicker than it does but this is going to take about a week to get through 300 pages. I'm at page 115. So wish me luck - and with any luck the book will be on shelves late in October 2021.
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.Agatha Award-winning author of the DCI St. Just mysteries, Max Tudor mysteries, standalone suspense novel WEYCOMBE, Augusta Hawke mysteries, and dozens of short stories. Books offered in all formats, including large print, e-Book, and audio.