not waving, drowning

I am rapidly coming to the conclusion that I hate the copy-edited manuscript, and copyediting, and if I never quibble with myself again over where a comma should sit, or how best to conjugate a precise verb in a particular instance, it will be far too soon.

In the meantime, have a quote I love:

Carving is easy, you just go down to the skin and stop.Michelangelo

2 thoughts on “not waving, drowning

  1. It must be nice to be a genius, or extraordinarily experienced and just to know where the skin really is. In the mean time, good luck. I think on of the worst parts of copy-editing a novel by the sound of it, might picking up the same story that you left off when you're tired and possibly a bit over it. All that monumental effort to get it finished, presentable and published and then – back to the manuscript again for the hundredth round. I've got faith it'll be worth it though. 🙂 Looking forward to the finished product.

  2. Thanks, Liz. I really shouldn't grumble, but you've hit the nail on the head: I've slogged my way through this story a lot already, and copyediting makes you grovel through it on such a fine-detailed level again

    I'm lucky I have such a deft-handed editor!

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