Book Update: Corrected Galley Proof Received!

27 Mar
Almost looks professional! Good work,

Almost looks professional! Good work,

The corrected galley proof .pdf for The Mirror, Book One – Welcome to the Evil Sisterhood is back in my hands after having been emailed to me moments ago by my account manager. My decision to bring in a proofreader late in the game has delayed things, and, while I do not regret his involvement, in retrospect I should have done this much earlier in the process.

Amazing what one learns by self-publishing your first book.

My proof reader was a stickler for especially punctuation, so there were a fairly high number of tiny changes–curse those commas!–in this last and final revision round. What I have to do now is to compare the marked up version that I sent back to FP with this corrected version that I’ve just received from them, to verify that all the corrections have been properly implemented.

After this gets confirmed, we’re off to the races for a May-June release.

For those who’ve been waiting for this corrected version of the galley proof to have a coveted pre-release read of this riveting tale of scandal and intrigue, please fire me a reminder email at or gently give me a prod here, just to ensure that I haven’t missed anyone.

I’m happy for followers to have a no-strings, IN CONFIDENCE, pre-release read. If you’re not already on the list, you have but to ask.

Cheers, everyone.


29 Responses to “Book Update: Corrected Galley Proof Received!”

  1. LindaGHill March 27, 2014 at 8:47 pm #

    Wonderful! Almost there! 😀

  2. insanitybytes22 March 27, 2014 at 9:03 pm #

    Congratulations, you’re almost there! Let us know how to help with reviews, blog promotions, whatever you need.

    • navigator1965 March 27, 2014 at 9:24 pm #

      Thanks for the kind offer of support. I’ll certainly take you up on it when the time comes.

      Yes, getting closer. Not long now.

    • navigator1965 March 27, 2014 at 10:25 pm #

      I don’t have your email address. Did you still want to have a read? If so, please fire me that email at No worries if things have changed.


      • insanitybytes22 March 28, 2014 at 10:03 am #

        I’m still quite interested in reading your book. You have a pleasant way with words and the subject matter is something that interests me. I sent you an email. Once again, congratulations.

        • navigator1965 March 28, 2014 at 10:33 am #

          Thank you, ib22, for both your interest and your kind words. Book galley proof and an advanced peek at the cover await you in your inbox.

  3. KG March 27, 2014 at 10:59 pm #

    Cool 🙂 Congratulations Nav.

    • navigator1965 March 27, 2014 at 11:03 pm #

      Thanks, KG. How was/is your vacation?

      • KG March 27, 2014 at 11:24 pm #

        Starting today 🙂 Will be back by mid april

        • navigator1965 March 28, 2014 at 7:29 am #

          Have fun, but not too much fun. };-)>

        • KG March 28, 2014 at 7:35 am #

          Sure 🙂 thank you.

  4. KraftedKhaos March 28, 2014 at 3:52 am #

    Did any of my ‘catches’ make it past your proofreader? LOL

    Congratulations on making it one step closer!

    • navigator1965 March 28, 2014 at 7:33 am #

      Thanks, KraftedK. I started the first draft in earnest in August 2012. Before that, it was getting the proposal done right. Before that, research and activism dating back to summer 2008.

      Six years worth of work and unpleasantness forms the basis to this book, plus the preceding 19 years of life experience.

      I’ll have to go back and check on the typos/errors.

  5. kimbeth66 March 28, 2014 at 5:41 am #

    Things are progressing!

    Sent from my iPad


    • navigator1965 March 28, 2014 at 7:34 am #

      They are, indeed. Thanks for stopping by, 66.

  6. lensgirl53 March 28, 2014 at 8:25 am #

    YAY…I sense the excitement!! I hope I am on the list. It is a good read for certain. 🙂

    • navigator1965 March 28, 2014 at 9:18 am #

      Check your inbox, LG53. Appreciate your kind comments–thank you.

  7. Susan Lattwein March 30, 2014 at 7:57 am #

    Good luck with it! It’s been a lot of life experience for you, and cathartic too, I hope. 🙂

    • navigator1965 March 30, 2014 at 9:26 am #

      Thanks, Susan. Yes, deciding to write the book will certainly go down in history as one of my better decisions. It has positively impacted my life in many regards, other than finances, given the costs of self-publishing.

      Unless, of course, it makes it to the NY Time bestseller list. };-)> A fellow can dream, I suppose.

      • Susan Lattwein March 30, 2014 at 6:06 pm #

        Dreams make things happen, don’t they?

        • navigator1965 March 30, 2014 at 6:52 pm #

          Indeed, they can, Susan. (Note my diligent attention to the correct usage of the comma, just in case my Irish proof reader is checking up on me.) And I have dreamed big, with this one. (Oops, started a sentence with a conjunction.)

          If I do find commercial success with the book, I can see a fact-finding expedition to Down-Under in my future. I’d have to visit a number of fellow blogger/writers, of course.

          Purely for business reasons, of course.

        • Susan Lattwein March 30, 2014 at 7:06 pm #

          We could do combined author talks, ha ha.
          Entertainment plus when I tell the audience what you wrote on one of my posts, how you earnt yourself a complimentary copy of Arafura.
          My dream would be to visit you in your neck of the woods first on MY commercially successful fact-finding expedition. Big dreams indeed…

        • navigator1965 March 30, 2014 at 7:25 pm #

          If either one of our books do remarkably well, it’s always within the realm of possibility.

  8. Mich-in-French April 3, 2014 at 10:21 am #

    Awesome Nav- and now I finally am work free so I have time to finish reading…. 😉

    • navigator1965 April 3, 2014 at 10:33 am #

      Check your inbox, Mich. I just sent you the latest corrected galley proof. Should be a better e-book to read.

      • Mich-in-French April 3, 2014 at 10:38 am #

        Yay me! And now I will not be getting an early night tonight… 😀

        • navigator1965 April 3, 2014 at 10:42 am #

          WARNING: Some readers have been unable to put the book down, and have read it in an entire day.

          Have to run. Have fun with the book, Mich.

        • Mich-in-French April 3, 2014 at 10:57 am #


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