And you know what? It wasn't nearly as painful as I thought it would be. By this point in the writing process, you've read and edited your book so many times that you're sick of it. Proofing your copy is like picking fleas off a dog. You hope you don't find many fleas and you hope you catch any and all fleas on your dog, but you still have to use that fine-toothed comb to go through their fur and can leave no part unsearched.
And even with all that diligence, a few fleas will still probably get overlooked, even with a couple of other people proofing the book, too. It's the nature of fleas: they're small and wily and are good at hiding.
The good news is that I was able to proof seven chapters in three hours. The bad news: because I run two businesses and teach classes and take care of a zoo of companion animals, I'm not able to work on writing-related tasks every day. It's just how it is.
But at least I'm no longer procrastinating, something I do when I'm overwhelmed with too much on my plate. But hey, at least I'm never bored, right?
The Weredog Whisperer is scheduled for a December 31, 2013 release in trade paperback and eBook from World Weaver Press. www.worldweaverpress.com