A Manuscript, Pocked With Red
Here’s the copyedit of Zoe’s Tale, which I will need to get through and see if I agree with where the copyeditor says I have gone horribly wrong. I’m sure she’s correct in all cases — even so, best if I eyeball it to make sure. But not today, since due to illness last week I’m behind on a novella I owe someone. So I am novella-ing today.
As an aside, I’m always amazed, when I get back a copyedited manuscript, how big it is. I send in all my manuscripts electronically (which I suppose technically means they aren’t actual manuscripts at all), and I haven’t owned a printer in years, so I rarely see printed versions of my work until they come back to me in this form. And then I’m always, like, damn, I sure do blather on, don’t I. I fear to think what the copyedit manuscript on some of those huge fantasy novels looks like. And I pity the UPS dude who has to deliver one.
Anyway, off I go to write. See you all later.