I wrote here about the misunderstanding I had with my editor in preparation for the release of the paperback edition of my book Swish: My Quest to Become the Gayest Person Ever and What Happened Instead, the misunderstanding being that after she said “Send me any changes you want to make,” I sent her a list of 168 changes when what she actually meant was four to six. In the comments, a couple people suggested posting the remaining changes to mitigate the effects of Random House’s parsimony. Since the fact that I had to make changes meant that the book as it exists isn’t perfect, I was delighted by this suggestions, as it means I can make the book perfect ex post facto. I can’t imagine that anybody is particularly interested in going through the text with a pen changing semi-colons to periods and adding auxiliary verbs, but in what I think is a remarkable if painful display of emotional fortitude I’m going to say that that is not my problem and that the important thing is that it’s there.
Therefore I ask you to
1. click here to download a PDF of corrections to Swish or
2. know that such a PDF exists and that if you chose you could download it and make the book perfect.
You must feel better now!
Can I do the same thing about my life – send everyone the corrections? I would feel much better, too.
What do we have to download so that we are perfect?
Question: On page 18 and 72, why isn’t M&M’s written M&Ms (plural instead of possessive)?
Thanks for the list!
For me it’s enough to know that the list exists. Thank you.
Esther: That is a brilliant idea!
Jeffrey: I don’t know, but if you find it please tell me immediately.
Chris: If you e-mail me about your favorite part of Swish I can give you the password to the secret blog, which has a long post about that very question. The short answer is that it has to do with the product’s trademark.
Frank: You’re welcome!
I haven’t read the book, but having read through the corrections I am now entranced.
I can’t imagine that any book could be more fascinating than that PDF.
Keep up the good work!