The line edited manuscript of my book arrived this afternoon. And look–there is an actual page! Not a particularly juicy one, sorry. Ha. You don’t think I’ll show one of those now, do you? Line edits are minor edits on the manuscript to prepare it for the copy editor, who prepares it for typesetting. The line edits are very light on this. I love my editor–she gets me and she gets the book. I can’t wait to dig in and get them done over the weekend. I love working on this book. While in some ways I’m eager to get it done and see it go into production, I’ll also miss it like an old friend. I feel honored to work on it, and so grateful to have a publisher who is publishing it so well. It’s the most important book I’ve ever written, and probably will ever write. I remind myself of that when I try to rush. I’m a chronic rusher, and once-in-a-lifetime magic should never be rushed. I actually have a SLOW DOWN sign in my house.
I have a very hard time slowing down.
Morgan is spending the weekend with friends, so I have the house to myself. I have line edits, plus three freelance writing assignments. No problem!
And I just remembered I have a Daily Mail column due.
(Wow, good thing Morgan’s spending the weekend with friends!)