The last month has been a busy one, although little that is actually new has emerged. Since my adoption of Grammarly, I have put all fifteen of my books through it and republished them. The changes are subtle, but they number into the hundreds for each book. The vast majority are very minor - a misplaced comma, that sort of thing - but the catalogue includes errors that I should have noticed when originally publishing, but didn't. No excuse for that, but it happens to us all. You get so used to seeing your text on the screen that you simply don't register some of the mistakes. One such example was that I was habitually referring to overhanging branches at the edge of a forest as the 'eves', when I knew perfectly well that it should have been 'eaves'. Cuzzie didn't spot that either when proofreading, which only goes to show that we are all human. At least Grammarly isn't human, so it has now become an invaluable resource. I recommend it to any would-be writer. It's free.
The more interesting news is that book number sixteen is now underway. At first, I wanted to call it 'The Painted People', which seemed to have a nice ring to it. It did not really go with the subject matter, however. I switched 'Painted' for 'Tainted'. That would go. Then I thought the word 'Tainted' sounded much more dramatic on its own - until I discovered that somebody else had already snaffled that title. Eventually, I simply dropped the definite article and it is now known as 'Tainted People'. It may keep that title or it may not. We shall see as things develop. 'Tainted People' is the sixth Rutter book. I have shelved plans to do a couple of prequels, set between 'Chained in Time' and 'Rutter's Reunion'. I did get a couple of pages written on the first but was unimpressed with what I had produced. Instead, 'Tainted People' begins just two days after 'The Secret Angels' ends, but it isn't a sequel. It's a new story. So far, I have written the Prologue, which ties up any remaining loose strands from the previous book before setting out on the new plot. Having seen 'Angels' clock up its initial sales, it became apparent that the book introduced a major new character, whom I simply have to develop further, hence the decision.
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