And here I was having such fun getting no sleep and playing Wow… when the Copyedits arrived in the mail. They’re due back January 30. Not that big a deal and at 1/3 done already, I’m really surprised at how fast they are going. Why? Because Penguin changed copyeditors on me and I was sure this was going to mean experiencing the “break-in period” again–in which author and CE get in synch with each other’s quirks. But no! So far, this is the lightest, smoothest copyedit ever!
I had things pretty good with Cherilyn, the previous CE, so now I’m waiting for something to come along and ruin the party. A lot of writers seem to have miserable times with their publication team. Me? Hell no! Plainly my Irish luck is fully operable.
But I do hate having to do them, nonetheless. Bleh… you mean I have to look at this ms again? mean ol’ ms…. it’s like a bad penny: every time I think I’ve booted it out the door, it comes back in through the mail slot. Tyrant ‘script! Evil! (and I know I’ll see it at least one more time for proofs… *whimper*)
The Other Project isn’t anywhere near the state I wanted it in by now, so… once again it’s on the back burner. (see kat sigh….) Back to work….