William P Thomson

One Who Would a Writer Be.

Archive for the month “October, 2015”

The Last Hurrah!

Hello Good People

This afternoon I received my third (and final) proofs of the book. When I send back corrections (of which I think there will only be a few), that will be that. The next time I see the text, it will be in a book – my book! It’s a weird feeling.

Right, that’s it. Onwards and upwards!!

PT

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LAST LAP

Hello Good People

Well, it looks as if we’re entering the last lap of preparing the book for the printers.

All in all, it’s been a pain-free, fascinating journey. And, best of all, the text and layout has remained intact. i.e. As I wrote it, so it will appear. Now THAT’S a publishing company: AUSTIN MACAULEY’s the name, and let none forget it!

Yoiks and Tally-Ho!!

PT

“Squeaky bum” time – Big Time!!

Hello Good People

Well, I’m now well into “Squeaky bum” time as regards the book.

I spent all of yesterday, and into the early hours of this morning, proof reading ‘Proof 2’, and making corrections and changes. Some 50 in all. However, that’s in a manuscript of 68,000 words!

The Production guys at the publisher, Tom to the fore, are superb and very supportive. I treat Tom like a second in my corner. When I feel the crap is being knock out of me, I get back to my corner, and Tom sorts it all out, and I go back into the fray, feeling invigorated once more. So, watch this space!

Cheers,

PT

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