*so* avoiding going to work

This is me, *so* avoiding going to work. I was *forced* to go buy colored pencils, because the Del Rey edits are requested in pencil, and (because I’m crap with colored pencils artistically) I didn’t own any. So I had to go buy some. Not good ones, though, just €1.99 ones at Tesco because (I’m crap with colored pencils artistically) as much as I love me an excuse to buy art supplies, I already know that particular purchase is a waste of money. But I thought about it! And then I came home. And then I had to put dishes away. And there’s laundry to do. And dishes to do, for that matter. And…

Mom’s of the opinion that line edits, copy edits, etc, are generally like mending. Mending is really not that awful to do, and it’s really not that time consuming, but for some reason she always makes a mountain out of the molehill and *starting* is by far the worst part of doing it, because once you get going, well, it’s not usually* that bad.

Right. So off I go to do laundry! And eat some lunch! And…*looks sullen*…do copy edits, I guess…


(eta: and now that I’ve started–I’m on page four, for heaven’s sake–I’m all dorky and excited about the book again. I really *love* this book.)

8 thoughts on “*so* avoiding going to work

  1. go get started on the copy edits and I’ll pull you away later. I you haven’t started I’ll…think of something..

  2. That’s not fair. You can’t love a book you’re copy-editing. You have to hate it by then, and be miserable. It’s contractual…

  3. PS – Del Rey want their edits in pencil, huh? Send the pencils over, when you’re done…

  4. Well, after the eighteenth time I’d read their letter of “how to do this to make us happy” I did notice it said “either lead or a color different from the CE’s color”, so I didn’t, apparently, actually *have* to go out and get colored pencils after all.

    But any excuse not to work, you know. :)

  5. I’ve had enough hate and loathing with the Negotiator Trilogy. I’m allowed this one. :)

  6. When I do my copy edits, I usually put in 2-3 12 hour days (at least). It ain’t like mending.

    Glad the Del Rey book looks better and that you like it. Someday, in the far, far future I may like Keepers of the Flame again, though just knowing some choreography mistakes must have crept in makes me squirm…


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