So I just got my copy edits back and they are awesome and terrifying.
They are awesome because we are nearly done!
They are terrifying because we are nearly done!
|A real life edit note from the copy editor|
Committing to something is not my best skill. My favorite quote* is “Art is never finished, only abandoned.” I love rewriting, and this past year of edits has shown me how very much you can rewrite. You can tweak and adjust and fix and retool forever.
Well, you could, if you didn’t have deadlines.
SO. I’m going to get these edits done, and then I’m going to send them off, and then that will be it. I will not have to make more changes. I will not be able to make more changes.
It’s a good thing. It has to be. Because I have to put book 1 down and finish up book 2.
|Martha Mihalick sums it up perfectly|
*Fittingly, there are many versions of this quote attributed to many different people. Quotes are never given, only claimed.