Revisions are finally done on the book. Yippee!! I sent a digital copy back on Sunday night. I finally decided to use the track change functions because sending the MS back via FedEx would have been too complicated. I’m forty-five minutes from town and don’t get off work until four plus making the changes digitally allowed me a bit more time.
After putting in a twelve hour day on the MS the Sunday before, which involved a careful reading plus making the changes, it still seemed to take a fair bit of time. The whole process involved smoothing out some sentences and writing a some new paragraphs and I can honestly say I was more nervous about sending it back this time than I was with the first set of revisions. It all felt so final, as if this was my last shot and I’d better get it right.
I’m happy to report that my editor emailed back yesterday to say that she really liked the revisions. I hope you all get to work with an editor who is as enthusiastic about your work as what my editor is with mine. Nimbus really has been terrific!
Oh, and as for the back cover copy “desolate” and “despondent” have been removed and the sentence now reads:
“Dalhousie Road is a secluded, sleepy place deep in the interior of Nova Scotia.”
And now I’m smiling!