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Jason Clement and I took the morning to work on our respective projects while onboard AireFire 1 yesterday. A sailboat in the beautiful 1000 Islands is about as peaceful a work environment as I can think of. While we got a lot done, we’d both confess we could have stayed longer.

I’m about 35% of the way done with the 1,200 edits logged by my Proofies on The Sky Riders (book 1). If you’re an artist of any kind, red ink can often be the bane of our existence. But don’t let it scare you. Corrections don’t point out your flaws so much as reveal the beauty of your work. With every correction I address, I can feel this manuscript getting cleaner and more effective. It’s exciting!

All edits will be done by week’s end; then it’s on to interior formatting and cover design. Target release date is Tuesday, September 10th. Stay tuned!



Dark Bug · 23 Jul ’13 at 8:19 pm


Sorry. I’ll clean up. *gets a mop and bucket from the cupboard and starts sweeping up* Mr. Charlie didn’t complain, so I won’t either.

    Scarlet Raptor · 23 Jul ’13 at 8:24 pm

    ME TOO! *explodes*
    I’ll let Dark Bug clean me up. Heehee.

    Christopher Hopper · 24 Jul ’13 at 8:01 am

    And I love having you as one! Thank you!

Diana · 23 Jul ’13 at 11:23 pm

Oooo, I’m jealous of your workspace. Can I come work on my novel there too? 😉

    Christopher Hopper · 24 Jul ’13 at 8:02 am

    There’s always room for cousins on the boat. 😉

Dark Bug · 24 Jul ’13 at 7:04 pm

There’s 1,600 edits logged now.

Dark Bug · 25 Jul ’13 at 9:48 pm

Um…2000 logged edits.

    Christopher Hopper · 25 Jul ’13 at 11:44 pm

    I’m beginning to think I should just tell you Proofies my ideas and then let you write the stories. 😉

    Dark Bug · 26 Jul ’13 at 3:18 am

    I couldn’t have written The Sky Riders. It’s a masterpiece.

      Christopher Hopper · 26 Jul ’13 at 11:30 am

      That compliment means more than you’ll ever know.

Dark Bug · 26 Jul ’13 at 5:56 pm

Er…how do I say this? Um…2400 logged edits. 😛

    Christopher Hopper · 27 Jul ’13 at 7:44 am

    All part of editing, and making a book sparkle. But O, so tedious!

Andy M · 26 Jul ’13 at 8:13 pm

Wow. 2,400 edits?

This may take awhile, Sir Hopper… 😛

I enjoy being a Proofie. It’s an awesome job, and the book is an awesome book. 😀

    Christopher Hopper · 27 Jul ’13 at 7:45 am

    Well, thank you, Sir Andy. I really appreciate your kind words. Glad to have you on board.

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