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And Then I Totally Forgot to Post

Gack! Someone was supposed to remind me to remember to post today. Because we had our book feature/giveaway Monday, y'all. Which one of you forgot to remind me?

No matter. So, how's it? I got an e-mail with content edits for The Convict and the Cattleman the other day. And now for a dirty little secret: I was a Track Changes virgin. Yup. Never used it before. What a fascinating experience. I'm not being sarcastic. Stop looking at me that way. I was all, what? It's really this easy? This is hardly painful at all. It worked out well. Never mind that I had a husband and a dog laying across the bed. Waiting. Waiting for me to finish. It was sort of like watching someone (or two someones) from the corner of my eye like they expected me to diffuse a time bomb.

Will she flip out? Will she argue with the screen for ten minutes before giving in to the requested change? Will she cry? Will she threaten to throw the computer across the room? Will she ever stop editing and change her clothes so we can go get something to eat? She can't seriously mean to wear that ridiculous ponytail (which is really more of a nub) in public, can she?

It would be difficult to say which of them hates computers more. Yeah, that ponytail thing is what I was thinking, obviously.

I will eff up your manuscipt, mother.
I actually did get through the accept changes bit in a few hours. I did the hard stuff yesterday, like some POV rewrites. Now I'm reading through to make sure I didn't screw things up worse. It's beginning to look more like a book and less like the crazy drivel that usually comes out of my fingertips, drooled from my brain in a crazy rush. Sweet. There were only a couple of moments where I gaped in disbelief at something I'd screwed up. Like d'oh, I knew that! Brain, how could you be so dumb? Gremlins, man. It's the gremlins, it
must be. Or clowns. Yeah, I bet it's clowns.

Also, I've indulged in way too much Star Trek fanfic this month. I'm a nerd. There. I said it. Dirty little secret number 2 out of the way.

I have photos for you guys. Check with me Friday. Maybe I'll have my shit straightened out by then and remember to really post.

Comments

  1. Your clown teapot made me laugh. Love the way your blog looks, btw!

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    1. Thanks! I have the disturbing habit of having to change it every couple of weeks, but I really like this one.

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  2. I have no idea how to use track changes either. And I love the teapot!

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    1. It's actually really easy. There are lots of tutorials about it online. We need a workshop about some of these things. Oh, Jiiilllll. :D

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  3. Glad things are working out. LOL, I'm surprised you didn't know about T.C's?

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    1. I know, it's like I live the dinosaur ages or something. I knew what it was, but I sure couldn't have told you what to do with it.

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