A couple of days ago I received the email containing my edits for the Rainbow’s End edits. My novella, Topaz Treasure, will be the first one in the anthology being as it’s the first in the time line. So, my novella was the first to get edited.
As I glanced through the Word document, I found myself very thankful for the faithfulness of my critique partners, Margaret and Nicole for finding many of the problems and inconsistencies months ago, so that I could hand in a fairly clean copy to Barbour on August first. It’s huge kudos to them that I don’t have a lot of editing to do this round, and I anticipated getting them done in one working day. Thursday drew the lucky straw.
However, technology reared its ugly head. My editor is using an older Word for PC program that apparently isn’t particularly compatible with my Word 2008 for Mac. Margaret and I spent about five hours on Thursday tracing through the issues and trying to get a clean version of the document that I could edit without crashing my program every five minutes. I kid you not, I restarted Word a couple dozen times AT LEAST, and still only had something like two pages edited!
I had the best of intentions to hand this document back in by Friday noon when my long weekend for Thanksgiving begins. Instead, I may not even have started yet.
Don’t you love technology?