Sunday, October 7, 2007
AKA-Hasta la vista, Dragon Flight! Yes, Dragon Flight, fully copyedited and with some nice (I hope) revisions, is winging its way to New York City. Once there, I pray that it will pass muster with my editor, be typset, and turned into a nice little ARC. I never know what to do with editing: to me the book was fine when I sent it off, and I always feel bemused and sometimes annoyed when I have to edit. This is nothing against my editor: it's the fact that I look at the pages and they still seem fine to me, so I don't know where to begin and what to do. Making the smallest change breaks me out in a sweat- What if this doesn't fix the problem? What if it makes it worse? Have I done enough? Too much? Aaaaaiiiiieeee! So I came to a place where I thought I could only do harm rather than good, and I wrapped a big rubber band around the manuscript and I mailed it far, far away. There! Now I can get down to writing a fresh, new book, as I have been longing to do for some five months. Of course, now my brain is cottage cheese. . . .
Posted by Jessica Day George at 5:00 PM