Friday, October 5, 2012

It's An Update!

On Wednesday, I released for free, War Angel, my WWII tale of love and loss. A few hours after putting it out I started getting reports that there were typos in it. Lot's of typos. Lots and lots of typos. So, it's confession time.

I wrote that story years ago. So long ago that I did not have a digital file of it any longer. All I had was the book it was printed in. No big deal, I thought, I'll just retype the thing. It's already edited, proofread, it's ready to go.

Anyone who picked up a copy on that first day that has bothered to look learned that I'm not a great typist. Sorry folks.

In the two days since, I've made two passes, some with the help of readers, and have tried to clean it up.  Thanks to everyone who passed along specifics. Everyone is great.

If you still haven't downloaded it, it's free through Sunday. A version picked up now is much cleaner than it was on Wednesday or Thursday.

For those of you that already got your copy and still haven't read it, but intend to. I'll try to get Amazon to send you one of those emails that tells you that a new downloadable copy is available.

IN OTHER NEWS... wait, I don't have other news. Happy Friday everyone.

12 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Your writing is so good, doubt I'll notice the typos in my Wednesday version. And even if I do, I've critiqued your work before - I know all the Rustyisms. I'll figure it out.

M.J. Fifield said...

Going to download this now!!

Jo said...

I downloaded it from Alex's recommendation. The typos would have driven me crazy so hope I don't find any.

Tonja said...

It was a great story despite the typos.

PT Dilloway, Superhero Author said...

I wonder how much my original first edition will be worth now? I'm going to take my Kindle to one of those pawn shop shows now to find out.

Jo said...

Don't be embarassed Rusty, I trained as a typist an eon or two ago and still make typos. Answer is to find someone to type stuff for you.

Cindy said...

No problem. I'll just ignore the typos. One thing that helps find mistakes is listening to it on your Kindle (or whatever device)

Briane P said...

I like Alex's response, but I like PT's naked capitalism.

I downloaded your book today. Now I'm going to be hypervigilant, hoping I find a typo. It'll be like a scavenger hunt, only the only prize is I get to be a jerk.

Cindy said...

Just got done reading. I LOVED IT!! I felt about to cry a couple of times. If you want a review, let me know.

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

Don't worry about typos, dude. You gotta know when to abandon the book. Shelve the OCD and relax.

M Pax said...

Awesome, Rusty. I enjoyed your last story a lot.

Andrew Leon said...

I haven't had a chance to look at it, yet. This is another of those weekends where I have cheat to have time to breathe.
heh