Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Round One Edits Complete!

I came home from the beach on Sunday 7/26 and found my first round of edits waiting in my email box. Of course, I was terrified. I had no idea how bad it was going to be or the magnitude of the changes my editor was going to request. But, as it turned out, it wasn't that bad.

I started making the changes Sunday night and worked on them again Monday night after my day job and then again tonight when I got off work. And I completed the task by 10:30 Tuesday and sent the revisions back to Lill.

The biggest change I had to make was reworking my explanation on a vampires ability to travel at such high rates of speed. I had gone into great detail using Einstein's theory of relativity and 4th dimensional travel that my editor thought too weighty and technical. In short, she didn't think it added anything to the story. So, I used the KISS method of explaining. Keep it simple stupid. Basically, I just kept it as simple as possible and limited my explanation and details. I'm anxious to hear what Lill thinks of the changes.

I also had to reduce some of my scientific detail and change a few other minor things, and there were some POV switches that Lill fixed and some spelling problems, but overall, there weren't as many problems as I expected. Especially considering the number of "red" marks I get on a single chapter whenever I have my critique partner, Amy Corwin, look at something.

But I guess all those red marks I got from my critique partners on this book, Amy Corwin and Jenna Black paid off. Thanks Amy and Jenna!http://www.jennablack.comhttp://www.amycorwin.com

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Count down begins?

Just got an email from my editor, Lill. And if all goes as expected, I should get my edits tomorrow. Then, the editing process begins!

I'm not sure what to expect. I'm not even sure how extensive the edits are or what she wants changed, but I'm looking forward to moving forward and getting something accomplished.

I just hope I can do the job she expects and that the manuscript will be better after the changes are made. I'm so looking forward to holding my first, printed book in my hands. Maybe then, it'll start to feel real.