Copy edits arrived this morning. The work space is set up now, with dictionary and Chicago Manual of Style at hand, and several sharp pencils. This is the *next to last* step for me (checking page proofs is the last) and one that’s very important. Even so, if you find a typo in the final version…consider chaos theory and don’t have a cow. I will do my best. Editor did her best. Copy editor did their best. And the final proof readers (including but not limited to me) did their best too.
Meanwhile, I will be in the kitchen, working on the copy edits, as quickly as possible. Alas, not writing new blog posts. Or stories. Or anything but copy edit checking.
There was a DoS attack on the servers holding my stuff, so the sites were down for awhile yesterday but are back up. Although this site thinks it’s new and I haven’t posted here before. Odd. It’ll learn. The other blogs may be the same but I don’t have time to check them all today. One per day is the most I can give them.