I’ve been playing Spot That Error! for the past couple weeks. Why? Because I had three agents request my book at the writing conference. I wanted the thing 100% error proof. Which, if you’ve ever written anything 80,000 words long, is impossible. So I focused mainly on my first chapter. Surely I could get those words whipped into shape, right? I read, re-read, re-re-read, you get the idea. I read the thing so much I could quote it word for word.
Yesterday I sent it off. Whew.
It wasn’t easy.
And of course I couldn’t leave it alone. I had to go back and read it again, just to make sure I’d caught everything. I still have one agent left to send to, so reading it now isn’t a total waste of time. Here’s a snippet of what I sent. And, of course, there is an error. See if you can find it. If you do, please (please!) comment and tell me if you see it. It may be so hidden no one finds it, which means the agent may not find it. But you’ve been warned about it, so it probably won’t be too hard to spot. Honestly, it’s probably not a big deal–and certainly nothing to lose sleep over, although I did. Am I overreacting? You tell me. Here’s the snippet: