Friday, November 22, 2013

Copy That!

Copy edits for The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn have just arrived in my inbox. I'm very pleased and excited to dive back into this story after a few weeks away from it. I've been working on three other stories in various states of completion (two of them in first draft) and so I feel I've gained good mental distance from Tamsen, Jesse, and the rest of the gang--a necessary element for an editing pass to be effective.

Copy edits are an author's last chance to make changes to her story. There will be one more read through of the galleys in a few weeks' time, but that is meant to be a proofread only, not another edit. So, this is it.

And I have a rather bad cold that I'm working through, so I would appreciate prayers for my stamina and health over the next two weeks (through Thanksgiving, yes) while I read through the manuscript and tackle the copy edits, and anything else that needs tweaking and polishing.

Deadline is December 5th.

Thank you for your prayers!

8 comments:

  1. Praying for you as you edit, and so looking forward to reading The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn!

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    1. Thank you Mona! I made a good start on the edits today. I like to read them aloud at this point and even with a sore throat I didn't too bad. I might even have done the guys' dialogue better than usual, since I hardly sound like myself at all just now. Croak. :)

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  2. Praying for health for you as you work. I'm looking forward to reading The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn. Thanks for sharing about your process in writing the story!

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    1. Kate, my pleasure. I'm just glad someone finds of interest. Thanks for your prayers!

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  3. {{{{hugs}}}} Hang in there, Lori!

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  4. I just hopped over to get some pics of your cover for Burning Sky. It's the first one of yours I've read. I just finished it and very much loved it! Happy editing, hang in there. Brew some coffee!

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    1. Thanks Anne. They are done and turned in as of Monday. I was a few days early. :)

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