Got the all clear from my biopsy today, so that was a relief.
And I received the copy edit back from Harper Collins for Book 2, Stormlord Rising.
As usual, the copy editor remarks that wasn’t anything much to do.
As usual, I then glance at the text. It’s covered in red.
As usual, I wonder how something I thought was well-nigh perfect can come back looking like it has the pox.
As usual, I start to wonder about other writers – if this is a light edit, what on earth are all the other authors doing????
And I know that, as I begin, also as usual, I shall look at the proposed corrections and blush, slap a hand to my forehead, wonder just how many times I typed ‘of’ when I meant ‘on’, or ‘that’ when I meant ‘than’. Or why I didn’t pick up that grammatical error, or the fact that I used the word ‘effort’ four times in two paragraphs, or misspelled a character’s name.
Thank the Big Publisher in Teh Sky for copy editors.