I survived copy edits! They were hard, but magical. It’s amazing to hold a printed copy of your book — even if it’s coverless and sort of a mess. I had nine days to get the ms back to my editor, and managed to read through it completely three times. I felt like I could have gone through it fifty times and still found mistakes. That, by the way, is sort of an awful feeling.
On Thursday, I’ll have an entire post in Editor’s Notes on what I learned and what would have been helpful to know in advance. Until then, I’ll leave you with this beauty:
If that’s not cool enough for you, how about this?
We went to the Bayou Wildlife Park in Alvin, Texas over Spring Break. The deer become your BFFs if you have food. It was so much fun…maybe a little more fun than copy edits. 😉