The book that was due June 1 is finally about ready to go in. (When I got the flu, my editor kindly granted me an extension!) I've read the beginning of the book at least four times. Every Monday morning I start at the beginning of my wip and read EVERYTHING I have, taking time to fix typos, pump up dialogue and descriptions and out-and-out change scenes that are wrong. So by the time I'm at the end of my book, the beginning has been through several revision processes.
So...Why did I print a hard copy of my book yesterday to read today?
Because I'm one of those old school people who believes books "read" differently on paper.
I have no idea if this is true or not, but I do realize that when I switch media I read differently. I see things on paper that I didn't see on the computer screen.
I also make a list of questions. i.e. Could you find a soccer game on TV in June in Italy?
I also make a time line. In one book I accidentally had two Wednesdays in the same week. Learned that lesson.
I also make a very brief (new) storyboard that shows me the important points of every chapter so I can go back and read the storyboard, following each character arc and making sure all story threads are tied up.
It's a long process. LOL!
But in the end I'm always glad I took the time to do all these things. You will never see two Wednesdays in the same week in any of my books...at least not the recent ones! LOL Loose ends will be tied and all arcs will work.
Which makes it worth the extra hour or so I spend every day in the last week of writing each book!