A dictionary definition of Serendipity: the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.
The other day I downloaded a very useful app courtesy of Writing Magazine, on the subject of epublishing. As advised I set up this blog, and will shortly be opening a Facebook page and Twitter account to chronicle my adventures, mishaps and joys as I journey along the novel writing road.
The app also suggested that no matter how careful one is in proof-reading and editing one’s own work, it is a good idea to employ a professional Editor who will look at your work in a dispassionate and realistic way, not being so close to the piece as to overlook errors, nor being a lovely friend or relation who will say it’s good regardless, because they are careful of your feelings.
‘Good idea,’ thought I. ‘I shall look into that when I am closer to publishing.’ And almost immediately forgot about it as I continued to tweak my blog page.
As luck would have it, sitting in a local pub with my husband that very night, we got into conversation with a lovely man, Mike, who played for us on his violin, told us of live music playing this Sunday evening, which was music to my ears (pardon the excruciating pun) and told us that his line of work was proof-reading, copy writing and…yep. You’ve guessed it. Editor!
Serendipity or what?