Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Busy Busy Busy OW Busy Busy OW Busy

This has already been one heck of a week. Last week, I wound up not doing as much as I would have liked thanks to an arthritis flare-up that's still slowing me down a bit. This week...

This week has been edits, edits, and oh, have some more edits on us. 

I feel his pain, but I'm still stealing his IV bag.
The first round of edits on Guardian Angel have come in, and I agree with most of what my Carina editor, Mallory, pointed out. It involves re-writes on the first thirty pages and tightening up some loose odds and ends. They'll probably take a little longer than I'm used to, but she's right on a lot of the stuff she pointed out so I'm biting the bullet and getting it done. The first round of edits are always the roughest, in my opinion, especially the first time you work with a new editor. You dance around each other a little, get a feel for one another, and in the end you hope like hell you're compatible. So far it looks like Mallory and I, like my Samhain editor Tera and I, are going to work together just fine. I even got to discuss a little of what I'd like to see on the cover of Guardian Angeland Mallory liked my ideas.

Speaking of Tera, I also got final line edits on Cynful, which were much easier and only took a couple of hours to complete. Six weeks until it comes out! I can't wait for you to see how Julian and Cyn finally get together. It's a fun romp with some twists and turns that may surprise you.

And for those anxiously waiting for word, I'm not expecting to hear back on The Hob until June something-or-other. If I hear back this month of course I'll let you all know, but it takes roughly eight to twelve weeks for the yea/nay, so be patient. I'll bite off all my fingernails for you, so you can do it vicariously and still have a nice manicure. Deal?

Ooh. Pretty.

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"I had the right to remain silent, but I didn't have the ability." Ron White

"So let me get this straight. You want me to kill the little guys, kill the big guys, crowd control those I can't, buff the team, debuff the boss, keep myself alive, AND keep you alive, all while waving a stick and dressed in a towel?" - Anonymous Role Playing Gamer

"I think that statue over there is a statement on modern life. The statement is, "Well, shit." - Varric, Dragon Age II

"Why is it all claws and guns? Can't we piss off a fuzzy planet? Still dangerous, but hey. Bunnies." - Joker, Mass Effect

"Last night, I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and thought to myself, "Where the heck is the ceiling?" - Dilbert

"Aim at the high mark and you will hit it. No, not the first time, not the second time and maybe not the third. But keep on aiming and keep on shooting for only practice will make you perfect. Finally you'll hit the bull's-eye of success." - Annie Oakley

"It is only when you fall that you learn whether you can fly." - Flemeth, aka The Witch of the Wilds, Dragon Age 2

"The very existence of flamethrowers proves that sometime, somewhere, someone said to themselves, 'You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I’m just not close enough to get the job done.'” - George Carlin

"I hear there's a wild bridge tournament down the street. And you know Bridge. It's a lot like sex. If you don't have a great partner, you'd better have a good hand." Barry Weiss, Storage Wars

"You know, I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them? So, now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe." - Marcus Cole, Babylon 5, "A Late Delivery From Avalon"

"I aim to misbehave." - Capt. Malcolm Reynolds

"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." - Albert Einstein

“If you think you can or think you cannot, you are correct.” - Henry Ford