Editor's line edits are done. There are a few all-over book edits from the editorial letter that I need to squeeze into the narrative now, and the best way to do that is to read what I've got currently and adjust accordingly. This is my last big chance to get everything into the book that needs to be in the book... and pull out all the extraneous bits.
Good times ahead.
And yes, that's my bug-tracking spreadsheet on top there. As you can see, I plan on filling out most of it during the read through.
The last two massive edits I did on this book prior to acceptance (for an editor at another publisher and for my agent, respectively), I added in a bunch of world building crap that I honestly have no memory of (magicians are allergic to gas lamps???).
I need a crash course in God's War.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
I love how absolutely dazed and perplexed he looks in this video, like he has no idea he did something completely rude and inappropriate.
This is what got me about the whole boobgate thing. I realize that we, as women, are taught to make nice. We're taught to just smile and take it. "Ha ha, yes, I'm just a squeeze toy." But the more people who publicly make it clear that this behavior is not OK, the less we'll see of it.
You'll note his response to the incident later, "The real scandal was that she slapped me - not my boob grabbing!" There's a whole subset of people who believe this is totally OK behavior.
I know we're taught to grin and bear it. But that's not the way you change the world.