Monday, January 05, 2009

Revision randomness

EDITED TO ADD: Pseudosu asked a good question (thank you!) that made me realize I didn't exactly clarify -- the comments and track changes I mention below were done by me (not my agent or editor, although many of the notes are reflective of the line edit he sent me, as well as our brainstorming session). 

Number of comments (via Track Changes) made in the manuscript: 127

Number of passes made so far: 4

Grammar mistake made most often: Commas. Grrr. I hate those little f-ers!!!

Most humorous mistake thus far: 'disease infested', was 'disease invested'. Heh.

Samples of some of my comments: "Get real." "Ah! That explains everything!" "Ask Ed." (okay, so that one might be used more than once.). And my personal favorite: "Not sure. Thinks this reads better to eliminate the two idiot lines and go with the other line . . ."

5 comments:

pseudosu said...

I feel you! I'm doing revisions too-- although no one is waiting for mine ;) Someday! Are those notes yours or from your agent or editor? So curious about that process.
Thanks!

jax said...

Good luck on the editing! I am always freaked out about that part of the process. Most of the time I am relieved they are things I can fix quickly. As far as NY, I'm sure I'll be seeing a lot of redlines!

I've made it to Texas and just starting to settle in!

Kelly Gay said...

Ack! I'm going to clarify that right now in the post, pseudosu -- thanks! (And feel free to ask away, questions are always welcome). :)

Jax! Yay, you made it to the big state of Texas. :D Glad to hear it. It's going to be a fab year for you, I just know it!

clindsay said...

Disease invested!

Kelly Gay said...

LOL. I know! :D