Not the character. She is still Julie Rutter, and always will be. I have had to retitle the book I am currently working on. It is the third of my 'Rutter' crime thrillers. You may remember that I switched to a new word processor, Nisus Writer Pro, a couple of months ago. There were a few teething problems involving conversion to ePub for uploading to Kindle Direct Publishing, but these are now sorted out, I am pleased to say. As part of my experimentation in getting it right, I uploaded a draft copy of the first three chapters of my current work, 'Rutter's Redemption' to KDP for conversion, intending to see whether they came out correctly (they did), but to leave them as an unpublished draft until the book is finished, whereupon I would simply upload the completed book over the draft and publish it.
That was the theory. The road to Hell, however, is paved with good intentions. Imagine my horror when I discovered that 'Rutter's Redemption' was on sale at Amazon.co.uk. Just the first three chapters of an unfinished book! Worse than that, somebody has bought a copy. If that person is reading this blog, I offer a sincere apology. This book should not have been published yet because it is nowhere near ready. I have written to Kindle Direct Publishing to point this out and request that they refund the customer and give an apology. If that person would also like to contact me through this website, I will be happy to gift them a copy of any of my books that they choose AND a copy of the new Rutter book when it is finished.
I have unpublished 'Rutter's Redemption' so that should prevent the error occurring again. It also leads to complications, however, because republishing an unpublished book is fraught with complications. I will, therefore, rename the book and publish the completed work, when it is ready, under a new title, 'Rutter's Relapse'. Perversely, this also works in the book's favour because, with the way it is developing, I was beginning to wonder exactly what sort of redemption Rutter would experience. Exactly how was she to be redeemed? She does, however, suffer a relapse.
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