Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Break out the expensive chocolate! I am done at last! Yes, this afternoon I finished my edit of Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow. I cracked open the Lindt Dark Chocolate Truffles I'd been saving, and let them melt in my mouth. Not all of them, just maybe half. I sent the manuscript to my editor, and let's all keep our fingers crossed that no more major work needs doing. There comes a point when you can no longer read a book, even a book as fabulous as Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow. Round about the fifth read-through, your eyes start to glaze over, and no amount of highly caffeinated cola, Twizzlers, or dancing around the room to regain focus will work. So I read through it for a sixth time, and emailed it off. Then I put on my fancy dragon slippers, and headed on over to The King's English, where I discussed good ol' Dragon Slippers with a circle of lovely ladies at TKE's summer book club. Lots of fun, because I absolutely love to talk about books. I just hope that my answers to the little Q&A weren't too annoying. You see, Dragon Slippers sprang fully formed into my head, so when asked why did you make Creel such a strong character, or what are the rules of the magic in Feravel, I can't really answer. It just is. Creel is who she is, Feravel and its magic are just that way. And then came Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow. . . . My husband claims that I was just as stressed during the editing of Dragon Slippers, but I don't believe him. Of course, chocolate heals all pains.
Posted by Jessica Day George at 5:00 PM