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This is what proof-reading looks like

This is what proofreading looks like.
This is what proofreading looks like. It’s very shaggy.

I’m doing a proofreading and copy editing pass through the science fiction novel. You know, the fun part of being a writer. 😉 LOL! But I have to say that having a dog on my lap for part of it has made the tedious process a lot more pleasant. Yesterday afternoon I leaned back to get this pic of lil Regina, aka “The Queen”, aka “The Shaggy Lil Distraction”. You might think I wouldn’t want her to distract me when I’m proofreading, but actually that’s a good thing. Looking away from the screen at something else for a while helps me not “zone out” and lose focus while going over text that I’m familiar with. Likewise taking a break and doing something else keeps my mind fresh for looking at text. I wrote a short piece on “Proofreading and Procrastinating” on my author blog several years ago. Of course, getting up to do something else would mean moving the dog. She’s not happy about that. 😉


Ainy Rainwater has been writing and publishing short stories, essays, and novels in various genres for about 30 years. She lives in the greater Houston area with her husband and rescue dogs. She enjoys reading, writing, playing guitar and percussion, gardening, knitting, tea, baking and other kitchen improvisations, daydreaming, and wasting time online. Her novels are available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple, Kobo, Smashwords, and other bookstores. She is presently working on a chick lit fantasy series as well as a number of side projects, including a sequel to If Wishes Were Spaceships, a science fiction novel published in March 2016. Her most recent fiction and works in progress are regularly posted to her subscribers on Patreon. She is also known for the digital pop which she makes under the name Gymshoes. "Everest Sunrise" was featured in the documentary What It Takes. After hurricanes Katrina and Rita she released an EP of songs, A Tropical Depression, the profits of which go to benefit the American Red Cross. Gymshoes albums are available from iTunes, Amazon, and other online stores. For more about Gymshoes music, please see, which has liner notes, links to social media, streaming music, and much more. You can find the author on Facebook, Instagram, Goodreads, and Twitter. She occasionally contributes to the group food blog, The Usual Suspects: and posts short miscellaneous things on The Mighty Microblog: A Truant Disposition, is Ainy Rainwater's official author site.

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