Sunday, December 23, 2012

No Cookies, But Edits Nearly Complete

This Christmas I was--for me--ahead of schedule. I sent out the cards, I bought the gifts and wrapped them. Then my editor sent Daddy Wanted to me for preliminary edits. I decided the Christmas cookies will have to wait.

Last night, I finished combing through the edits. I've removed many of the obnoxious thats peppering the manuscript. I spell checked the document and discovered I spelled interrogation incorrectly. :^(

I printed out the whole thing and began reading through it today. I've found some little mistakes so I'm glad I decided to give it another look.

I can always buy cookies.

7 comments:

Jacqueline D. Hopper said...

Now I am feeling guilty. Maybe someone will gift some cookies to you... ;)

Pepper Phillips said...

Yeah, you can buy cookies, decorated no less.

Finishing your edits is your gift to yourself.

Yes, must remember that spell check is my friend. I found a couple after I finished uploading the book. Thank heavens you can make a correction easily.

Penelope Marzec said...

Jacqueline,

I'm counting on somebody bringing a batch of cookies when they visit. :^)

Don't feel guilty. I had a wonderful excuse to get more help from the family.

Penelope Marzec said...

Pepper,

Yes, the cookies in the store have fancy icing on them. :^)

Most of the time I make bar cookies. They're so much less work.

Kim McMahill said...

Very true, but then you miss the cookie dough. Merry Christmas!

MarkD60 said...

You didn't tell us how many "Thans" they took out...

Merry Christmas!

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Penelope Marzec said...

Mark,

I know I didn't remove ALL the offending words, but I eliminated many of them.