I received the edited manuscript last night via email. I spent a good twenty minutes gnawing my guts out about whether or not I should open it right away or chew my entrails out some more. Because that’s how I roll. Anyway, I opened it, and it didn’t look that bad, mostly line edits, but some high jinx with POV.
I’m about 50 pages into it this morning, and that initial impression has turned out to be true. It could be a lot worse. This is due in large part to the work of my beta readers, my husband and Miss Dahl E. Lama, to call her by her screen name.
My plan is to knock the easy stuff out of the way so I can spend some time on the more substantial comments and still get the proof back to Dreamspinner on time.
But I’ve realized while I do this how tremendously grateful I am to everyone at Dreamspinner for making this process so enjoyable for me.