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This week I'm working through the first round of copyedits on my novel. Oh em gee.

Thing is, I've waited half my life - at least - for this experience. "My first novel arrives back from the copyeditor" is for me, in the Girlish Dreams stakes, somewhat akin to "man of my dreams goes down on one knee and produces polished rock".

(For the record, I didn't do that latter dream. The actual man of my dreams, viz. [livejournal.com profile] niallm, proposed morridge to me on his two feet, while I was brushing my teeth ... so my first response was to spit. This is not to denigrate anyone else's Girlish Dreams, but simply to emphasise the relative importance of the copyediting thing.)

This is the first round of edits, which aim to clean it up enough to go out in advance of the Frankfurt Book Fair. And that's another squee: I remember my father going to the Frankfurt Book Fair in around 1980 - it was clearly an occasion of unparalleled glitz. Apparently nobody reads books at the fair, don'tcha know, so it needs to be ready in advance.

Deadline on Friday.

Word by word...

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Date: 2013-09-26 08:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] slemslempike.livejournal.com
How exciting! Edits and the Frankfurt Book Fair.

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Date: 2013-09-27 08:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] radegund.livejournal.com
I know! I may explode.

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Date: 2013-09-26 11:38 am (UTC)
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Date: 2013-09-27 08:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] radegund.livejournal.com

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Date: 2013-09-26 02:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yiskah.livejournal.com
Hey, it's you! I've been wondering how you were doing!

That is all VERY exciting. Yay!

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Date: 2013-09-27 08:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] radegund.livejournal.com
Yes, it's me! And I am very excited!

Meanwhile, in another part of the forest, I have a friend about to start a PhD in an aspect of African studies (not sure what discipline, precisely, but she's going to be working on intersectional questions to do with AIDS and the environment, as far as I remember). Would it be OK to introduce her to you?
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Date: 2013-09-27 09:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] radegund.livejournal.com
(Ha. That's not going to happen, but wouldn't it be nice?)

I think I consciously try to avoid underwhelm in these situations. Not sure if it makes a difference. But this whole process has for me been characterised by unabashed sparkly delight, so, you know, I'm not complaining.

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Date: 2013-09-27 09:23 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] glitzfrau.livejournal.com
FRANKFURT BOOK FAIR! You are the shiznit. Yayyyy!

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Date: 2013-09-27 10:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] radegund.livejournal.com
I KNOW! Is ridiculostonkoglitz. Eee!


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