…from trimming a plant. It seems everything about euphorbias (spurge) is poisonous. She had trimmed the euphorbia we brought in, and began having eye pain. A fast check of the internet turned up “sap in the eye: blindness,” seeds–death. Fumes off the living plant can be harmful to the eyes. Etc. We called OSG for [...]
The line: from Algini: “—we shall track it, and we will act.”
I’ll almost lay you money a copyeditor is going to come to a screeching halt and try to draw both statements into uniformity. Which will remove a layer of meaning. And which I shall have to stet. So, I think I WILL insert [...]
When that happens, re writing, it’s useful to start over. Not completely over; but to do what writers call a ‘rolling rewrite’, going back to the start the book and editing forward in rapid motion.
So the page count has started over, and will follow the re-write.
Don’t panic: this is ordinary.
It takes me a while to recover my stride after a diversion. Thank goodness for outlines. We were, for one thing, diverted by a spate of really cool weather, making it foolish to wait to do certain outdoor jobs which would have to be done in potential 100 degree weather, when we had a run [...]
…with the insipid offerings on Discovery, such as the Story of Us and The Revolutionary War. You know I do genealogy. And you know I’m American. It has not gone unnoticed by me that my ancestors were a mixed bag…and that in the minds of many we weren’t so much rebelling from England (the view [...]
…for certain series, like Foreigner. It’s a shame to let the stuff scroll off into oblivion. If I use my amazing admin powers to snatch up comments, edit them for brevity and organize them into an ongoing Foreigner Guidebook, then it become a resource that can live here permanently. There probably should be one for [...]
Betrayer. Betsy Wollheim thought that up. It so works.
No, I haven’t got a date yet, but I will mail the book in next week.
You’ll note that the one after that, Intruder, now has a progress bar. —–>
Hey, good for us, eh? Let’s try for 3.
…nicer e-books in some formats. Some of the older formats (RTF, TXT and others) have some problems (gappiness and not displaying graphics) that she believes she can resolve. We aren’t yet ready to undertake revision of all our books, since Jane deserves the time to get her own books up there, but it will happen. [...]
Jane’s got pixxxx—of the decor—and Abbey’s blogging regularly again. And me—I’m sitting here with my cat on my arm—she’s sure she can help me type—and contemplating a store run to get some lastminute items. Happy holidays to us all!