The story so far:
Earlier in the year I noted that our hero, Lord Pooter, advises the public that he has just finished the tenth draft of his new novel, which shall remain nameless, about a man wrongly convicted for a crime he did not commit. This man, the Count of Weston super mare, then wreaks revenge on those who had him wrongfully imprisoned. At this point (6th August 2007) Lord Pooter let his adoring readership know that “someone now sees it for the first time – that someone is my agent who takes it away on Friday and then gives me his comments on Monday.”.
Now, today his blog is updated.
Rejoice, dear reader, rejoice. Lord Pooter has finished the twelfth draft and he’s about to send it to his publishers. And Lord Pooter notes, that “now comes that agonising moment when you allow someone to read it for the first time.”
This caused me to stop. But, surely he’d already been through that agonising moment when he finished the tenth draft and send it to his editor on 6th August. Or does he not allow his editor to read it? Does his editor only get to see the scribblings in marker pen and weigh it before passing judgment? Now, I may be missing something here – because making such a mistake must be out of character.