Jessica Day George

Sunday, October 7, 2007

So very . . . very tired!

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. . . .

3 comments:

Megan said...

Yay! May the Dragon fly safely! Can't wait 'til summer for it to come out!

Cayenne said...

My friend just finished Dragon Slippers and was disappointed that the sequel doesn't come out until May. Come on Jess! Can't you do this any faster. lol Whatever. We'll all just have to be patient. Crossing my fingers for you that you don't have to do any more editing on Dragon Flight.

Maribeth said...

I want.....an ARC.

I can't wait for the book, I'm ultra-mega-extremely excited. ;)