Next comes checking for errors in spelling, word usage, sentence structure, and sense. But no matter how many times I reread what I’ve written, I don’t find all the mistakes. My eyes see what is in my head, not what is on the page. They see what I meant to write. I have three friends who read a hard copy of my manuscript. Even they don’t always find all the errors.
Even after all this proofreading, I still have my doubts. My book is never good enough. I should make this scene more exciting; another scene should contain more symbolism and meaning. My story could be so much more if I would develop the hero more deeply and give the villain more character. Does the first chapter make my reader want to read the second, and does the second keep him reading? Is it a page turner? Does the ending give my reader something to think about at night?
So much skill goes into the writing of a good book, and I am still learning. I pray that World Eternal: Perils is my best book yet. Donna Wittlif