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And off we go again

Posted by Gayle on November 3, 2008

Kat returned my edited manuscript today. Again, there were no major changes, and no stupid, why-is-she-doing-this changes. It was all good except for one: I had written a joke, where a police officer is giving Peri the latest gossip about the hand found in Benny’s freezer. According to the officer, they found a foot in the freezer. It was supposed to be one of those, ‘that’s what happens when you play telephone’ kinds of moments. Kat didn’t get it, but that’s okay. After I re-read the scene, I didn’t get it anymore either.

At any rate, I’ve already got her comments incorporated, but I’m a little hesitant to send them back right away. I’m certain I’m not the only author on her plate, and she’s probably thinking she can go do something else for the rest of the week or so. But, no, little Nerdy Author immediately jumps up and fixes her errors – isn’t she just too damned eager? I can feel her rolling her eyes, all the way from the East Coast.

I’ll read everything over one more time before I send it back. That should take some time. I do wish I knew what’s next.


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She’s ba-a-ack

Posted by Gayle on October 25, 2008

Kat emailed me today to say she’s done with the first two items on her to-do list, which means she’s ready for the third task – editing my book. Getting an email from “Senior Editor” is like finding a Glen Ivy gift card in my stocking on Christmas morning. Yay!

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The latest scoop…

Posted by Gayle on October 10, 2008

Kat emailed me the other day to tell me that 1) she’s busy working on the Eppie Awards, 2) she still has one project ahead of mine, and 3) she’ll get back to me when the dust has settled.

In the meantime, I keep writing – and building blog spots.

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Kat’s in the house!

Posted by Gayle on August 27, 2008

On Monday, I got an email from someone called “Senior Editor”. Turns out it was Kat Thompson, senior editor at Echelon. My book is out of the queue and into her hands, yay! She assured me that she’s not going to try to change my story, just insist that it’s clean.

I’ve never worked with a book editor before, but I’m looking forward to the experience.

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From a tiny seed… a sprout

Posted by Gayle on May 19, 2008

I mailed my manuscript off today to a freelance editor, who is going to take a look at it and tell me whether it’s 1) a well-written piece of schlock that’s fixable, 2) a poorly written piece of schlock that should be hurled with great force, 3) absolute perfection, or 4) something in between all of the above. 


It’s a murder mystery, fun, funny and macabre. My protagonist is a 50-year old blonde, daughter of Viking stock who used to clean houses for a living, and now she’s a P.I. Once I get the synopsis written, I think I’ll post it here and hope for comments. The synopsis is the hardest thing to write, harder than the other 67,000 words I put to paper. I’ve written one version, but it really sucks and I have to go all the way back to Square One.

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