Mistakes. We all make them. But some of us are more accountable than others, and that’s how it should be. If you are going to invest your time, money, and attention on something, you should walk away afterwards feeling good about it.
IMO, that is especially true when it comes to books. If you are like me, then books are your escape from the everyday. You don’t want your mini-vaca to be riddled with grammatical errors, misspellings, and WTF moments (WTF moments are completely different from oh-no-she-didn’t moments, which are perfectly acceptable).
It bothers me that some people actually expect indie books to be riddled with errors. I want my books to be clean. I go through each one no less than a dozen times. I audio-edit (have Word read it back to me). I have proof, beta, and ARC readers go through it. And still a few errors sometimes make it into publication.
(* sigh *)
If you happen to come across one of these pesky little buggers in one of my stories, first – please accept my sincere apologies, and second, shoot me an email so I can fix it (crush it mercilessly beneath my 6-inch, spiked literary stiletto heel).
Yours in fallibility,