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Monthly Archives: August 2006

The Next Morning’s Addendum

#1 movie NOT to watch right before bed, if you’re the only adult with three children, late at night, in an old farmhouse surrounded by corn, and have to get up early to write the next morning: SIGNS. Yes, okay, common sense should have told me that. Update on the first pass proofing coming soon…

(Not) doing it all

So now it’s Thursday. My husband and oldest son left Monday evening for Alaska, where they’re fishing for two weeks along with my father, brother, neighbor, and first cousin. (It’s a real male-bonding trip. No one, apparently, is going to shave for the entire fourteen days.) Meanwhile I am sitting down here in my office, […]

It arrives

I missed the FedEx guy, who has eluded me once more, but Christopher tripped over the huge box on the porch and staggered upstairs with it. I unpacked it onto the kitchen table, and…well, here it is. The first pass, with the stack of copyedited manuscript (sent back for comparison purposes) next to it. And […]

An Ominous Addendum

I just got a note from my editor’s assistant at Norton… “Susan, a heads up that first pass (gigantic) will arrive with you tomorrow.” This will be my first look at the typeset manuscript with maps and illustrations in place…and I’ll have to read it through and make final changes, probably within a week or […]

Back from New York, again

I had a great birthday last week (thanks to everyone who sent cards), and then took Christopher to New York for his fifteenth birthday trip; a business-free trip, apart from a friendly dinner with my editor and his wonderful wife, who are so hospitable that you’d think they were Southerners. So Christopher and I went […]

What comes around, goes around

This last week, I finished editing a manuscript that Peace Hill Press will be publishing next spring. As you can see, I’ve put on my editorial hat and done to this MS what my editors have done to me–flagged every problem with a yellow sticky and returned it to the co-authors so that they can […]