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Monday, February 11, 2013

Proof Pages

 I just received the proof pages for THE SECRET HISTORY in the mail today. This is my last chance to make any changes before the book goes to print, which is a little intimidating. 

Also intimidating? That extremely large stack of paper sitting on my table. It's crazy to think that I wrote all that. (And not only that, but there are two more stacks just like that for DAUGHTER OF THE GODS and THE TIGER QUEENS). 

I'll be honest--that stack of dead trees kind of makes me feel like some sort of mad scientist. (Only a word scientist, which doesn't make any sense, but whatever. It's been a long day so I can be a word scientist if I want). 

So a recap of what I've done so far this year:

THE SECRET HISTORY: Final proof pages! (Not done yet, but they will be this week come hell or high water!)

DAUGHTER OF THE GODS: The initial revision for my amazing editor. I'll be honest--this one was a little tough because I've now read the novel roughly 21 times. I'm fully convinced that anyone who reads the same book 21 times is utterly insane. 

THE TIGER QUEENS: Finished the first major overhaul of Part I. This is the messy edit on paper where I have to make sense of the disaster that is Rough Draft #1 when I doubt my sanity more than while re-reading a book 21 times.

Oh yeah, and somewhere in there I went to work, wrote my first grant proposal, did my civic jury via jury duty, and caught rare glimpses of my family. One thing I missed?


But then, who needs sleep, right? *twitch*

So tell me... What have you been up to lately?