Sorry for “planting” an error (HA!) and age-appropriate books

Reading your own blog? I’d rather read other blogs! Time is so fickle!

I found the misuse of a word when I went back to a work-in-progress (novella). Of course, the one I excerpted in my blog. I always read related sections to make sure they “jive” (small chapters or sections marked off are an author’s friend and a reader’s breather). I apologize to anyone who caught the misuse of “sublime” that should have been “supine.” Did I really put that SEARCH feature on my blog?

Of course, it’s located right before a break in a very strategic sentence. Poor Delilah.

I’ve also realized the novella series “Delilah, Astral Investigator” is age-appropriate for “tweens,” teens, young adults, adults. If I’m going to be sending her back in time or to the future, my research better be accurate. I have a 12 (soon-to-be 13) year old grand daughter to test market and a dear friend who is an amazing teacher! They’ll keep me in line!

What better way to relive history? Delilah will take you there. What better way to foresee the future? Delilah will show the way. Time continuum is like a river. Jump in where- and whenever you like–the water’s fine! I’m not going to drown anyone . . . at least not anytime soon.

The Denny Ryder Paranormal Crime Series is also age-appropriate for 10-100 years old. My grand daughter test marketed that for me over a year ago.

Novellas are great for kids who want a quick read. After all they do have homework to do. Teaching history, grammar, vocabulary, well . . . it just happens!

Also, people in a hurry . . . isn’t it nice to come to a conclusion or even a cliff-hanger over lunch? Riding the subway to work?

I’ve been told I can only write in 150,000-word novels . . . and, yes, I’m always working on one of those, too, but I learned to tweet with limited characters and say what I wanted to say.

The mechanics of writing: editing, layout, html, eBook publishing, printed books, galley sheets, blue-lines (now I’m showing my age), but I’m sure there’s people who still remember “goldenrods”? Delilah setting cold lead type, backwards, in trays for a newspaper? She’d be lost! She’s a very modern, young lady.

Sweet dreams and pleasant editing. Proofreading is the pits!

Debbie 

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