We received the copy edits for Confluence on Friday. 3,397 revisions. It sounds bad, but we’re getting better. A good half of those seem to be comma-related. Add commas, remove commas. You’d think we’d know them by now, wouldn’t you? There are a few places we had hyphens where our copy editor took them out, and vice versa. (I nearly put a hyphen in there, but looked it up. It doesn’t need one.)
Around 3,000 of the changes are doubles. For example, add a comma, the whole word gets deleted and a new word with a comma is added. So there are technically under 2,000 changes all up.
Meantime, it’s freezing here in Melbourne. (Freezing for us is getting down to single digits Celsius. Not cold by many people’s standards, but it is by ours.) I confess to staying inside a lot. Reading lots of books.
My long woollen coat has been getting a lot of wear. Last year I wore it around ten days in total.
I’ve been on reading binge, catching up on things I haven’t had time to read while we’ve been writing.
I’ve churned through a lot of series books. Interestingly, I have noticed that I have no trouble reading books one and two in a series, but the series has to really grab my attention for me to pick up book three.
(Chews fingernails, for Confluence is book three.)
I have friends who don’t like to read a series until the series is finished because they want to read them all at the same time. Yet, if I have to wait for a third book, with the break in between, I think I’m more likely to read it.
Or maybe we should just write duologies in future. 🙂