So ends the Great 2022 Fair Trade Tyop Hunt! Steve and I thank everyone who participated for the gift of your sharp eyes, your time, and your energy! The corrections and the list of names have been forwarded to Baen.
Thirty-five Mighty Hunters bagged dozens of wily tyops before the 9 pm Eastern time deadline on September 9.
The tyops and the list of participating hunters has been sent on to Baen. You may rest now, Mighty Tyop Hunters — rest in the warmth of our gratitude and affection.
I just made a Project To-Do List
Well. It’s good to be busy.
1 Finish collecting and collating the tyops. End September 9
2 Proof The Wrong Lance ebook, collate it, and get it up for pre-order
2a Take The Wrong Lance down from Patreon and Splinter Universe. September 12
3 Complete interview. November 1
4 Write short story for DERELICT anthology. December 1
5 Write short story to make the pair with “Galaxy Ballroom” for Adventures in the Liaden Universe® Number, um…31? (eek!) November 15
6 Decide if I’m Actually Going to Write another Archers Beach novel, or if I can scratch that itch by writing two novellas, instead. Realsoonnow
7 Assist Steve as needed on the (two) Liaden books he’s lead on. July 2021, July 2022
8 Plot and write the next Liaden book, but one. Um. July 2023?
The really annoying thing is? I feel like I’m missing something.
Well. It’ll come to me.
Today’s blog title brought to you by The Talking Heads: The Road to Nowhere
MIGHTY TYOP HUNTERS! Your hour is NOW!
If you have found TYPOS in the eARC of Trader’s Leap, you may send them to me at rolanniATkorvalDOTcom. However, you may only do so until 9 PM EASTERN, Wednesday, September 9.
*WHAT TYPOS ARE: Spelling errors. Wrong words. Missing words. Wrong character/place/ship name and/or misspelled character/place/ship name.
WHAT TYPOS ARE NOT: Grammar “errors” ESPECIALLY in dialogue. Sentences you don’t like. We’re not writing at this point; we’re seeking to make the existing narrative as clean as possible.
NO END QUOTE is NOT a typo if the same character is continuing to speak in the next paragraph. This is the rule: Quoting, the multi-paragraph rule.
The format for sending typos is to send a few identifying words around the typo so it can be found (my pagination is not your Kindle’s pagination; this is a True Fact, so page numbers are useless).
This is correct format for reporting a typo: “Very nearly as bad! Perhaps I ought not to remark at all, but merely flout my skill in becoming silence.” QUERY: Should “flout” be “flaunt”?
WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME? All Tyop Hunters get their name printed on the acknowledgement page of all editions of the book that have an acknowledgements page. BE CERTAIN to tell me in your note how you want your name listed on that page. If you don’t, I’ll use whatever appears in the FROM section of your email.