There are many different tech tools on the market for authors. You can get any number of writing programs, which are supposed to help you keep track of your projects, develop character sketches, engage in distraction free writing, and so on and so forth.
This quote, from a book editor at Ecco, had some people really up in arms. Why?
Have you taken a look at your NaNoWriMo project since you finished it on November 30? Setting a manuscript aside is a great first step. You’ve probably found yourself wondering, “What next?” Someone will almost inevitably suggest publishing it or looking for an agent. Someone might say you want or need to get it edited.
Double-tapping is one of the more annoying things I encounter when I’m editing. This particular typographical sin is usually committed by people in an older demographic, those who were around when typewriters were still in use or those who witnessed the rise of the personal computer and the word processor.
The thing is, our technology has evolved. We don’t need to double tap anymore.
I saw a reader complain recently about publisher-backed books still sucking. The sticking point seemed to be the price—the publisher was charging $6.99 for the eBook and taking a cut of the profit. And yet, the reader lamented, the editing was less than stellar; in fact, she wondered if it had even been edited.
There’s a saying: Everyone has a novel in them. And a lot of people seem to believe that, not the least of which is any number of celebrities who have tried to pen books.