Friday, October 2, 2009

A Glimpse at an Editor's Edits!


So, I recently received a hardcopy of my manuscript, NIGHTSHADE CITY, from my editor, Julie Amper of Holiday House. She marked it up nice and pretty with her editorial notes. The snapshot is of one of the worst looking pages I could find. I came across it flipping through the MS and thought, wow, this is a bad one! Thank God that's only one of a few that look that! Most pages have a few little things and some have none at all! Seeing pages coming back clean surprised the heck out of me. What? You think it's good the way it is? The rats were happy too. See the white one in the picture? He's smiling, you just can't tell!


Now I'm just getting into the edits and things are going well. I was very intimidated when the FedEx arrived last Friday. I waited until Saturday morning to look at it, expecting everything to be crossed off in bright red marker! Thankfully, no such luck!


I can't wait to have Nightshade finished, perfect and off to the copy editor. That will be a good day!


xoxo -- Hilary


P.S. RATS RULE!!

9 comments:

  1. Hilary, soooo exciting!!! I can't wait to buy this book! :)

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  2. Ooh, this is so exciting! Just think, this time next year your book will start popping up on shelves across the country! Squee!

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  3. Sunna, Lisa & Laura!

    Yes! Exciting is the word I use too! Hopefully all will go smoothly. Thank God I have you guys to cheer me on! Rats Rule!!

    xoxo -- Hilary

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  4. I can't believe how quickly it's all coming together for you now! Incredible and sooooo exciting!

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  5. This is very cool looking! I love seeing other people's editing letters!

    Shelley

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  6. OOOHHHHHHH So SHINY! A real live editing letter!

    I'm SO EXCITED for you!!!!

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  7. That's cool. Thanks for letting me live vicariously through your success. I love these inside peeks.

    Thanks and good luck with the edits!

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  8. Ron!

    You'll get there! I will someday tell my full road to publishing story. It's not what you'd expect! I have a sea of rejection letters, enough to wrap myself a birthday present until I'm somewhere in the triple digits! It was a tough, sometimes painful road, but certainly a worthwhile one. :)

    xoxo -- Hilary

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  9. doesnt look too bad.

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