for my trip to Vegas. But omg I can’t wait for it anyway.
Yesterday I put Into the Mist to bed. I got the line edits for it a good bit ago but had to put it on the “to do” pile because I was busting ass on Be With Me. So I did the little revising I wanted to do and then did a line edit myself and then it goes back to my editor who does another line edit and then it comes back to me and I do yet another line edit. Heh. Think me and my editor are anal much when it comes to putting out the best possible product?
So anyway, today’s task is to crack open Be With Me and tackle my revision notes. I usually don’t have a whole lot of revising when I finish a book because I edit as I go (sometimes obsessively) but in this case, and especially since Be With Me was such a long book, I just made a few notes along the way of things I wanted to address later. I don’t have a LOT but there’s a thread I want to take out, one I want to refine and then of course there’s the whole polish and obsess over word choices and imagery.
I have three days to do this because I have a couple of people I’ll send the book out to while Im off in Vegas having more fun than a human being should be allowed.
I have two shorter stories I need to finish by mid January and then I have a 60kish book and a single title that will probably go into bohemoth length, just because I don’t know the meaning of coming in UNDER a word count projection.
2008 is going to be a busy year, however, I’m going to kick it off ON VACATION wooo!