Recently, I was flipping through my FREEFALL ARC. I don't remember why, but it's kind of a thing I do. I tell myself that there is always an excellent reason for it. Like, say, if someone with an ARC emails me or says on Twitter that they are up to page 100 and are enjoying it so far, I will, OF COURSE, turn to page 100 to see what's going on. Then I'll maybe read forward a little bit. You know, just to predict what their reading experience will be in the coming minutes.
What can I say? It's a sickness.
So, the other day I was doing that thang. And I spotted something. A word. A word that was used completely grammatically . . . correctly.
What could possibly be wrong with that? you might be wondering.
Well, in this case, it's a teeny-tiny, miniature slip in voice. Because even though, yes, that is the correct way of phrasing it, my narrator wouldn't necessarily use that word. He would probably use a word that differs by one letter and is grammatically incorrect.
After a restless night, I sent my editor an email asking if it's too late to change it. She said, yes, for the first printing it is too late. But, she says, we can change it for future printings.
I wrote back saying, "How soon until the next printing?" and she responded with just a smiley face.
Which I chose to interpret as: You are silly and endearing and you really do need to stop worrying about this. ♥
So I'm trying! Really hard, actually!