I can haz free time?

Well, the first round of copyediting on Operation Breakout is finished… except for the last few chapters. Long story. Why the last few chapters weren’t sent with the rest of the manuscript, I mean. The novel is about ninety thousand words (not including the last few chapters). The developmental editor informed me that the last bit, six chapters and maybe an epilogue, will be arriving via email later today. 

So what did I do to relax after another day of correcting punctuation, rearranging word order, and making sure any made-up foreign words (and one French fencing term — I did tell the developmental editor, Corey-the-human, not to argue with me on this, because the other Corey will back me up… Or rather, his story will. I never discuss anything writing-related with the other Corey — it makes him uncomfortable) are italicized properly? I started the second and final pass of copyediting on Project Brimstone. 🙂

Brimstone, which is about seventy-five thousand words, doesn’t have an official release date yet, but it’ll be out this spring. (I know the release date; I’m just not allowed to tell anyone yet.) The author wants to have everything set up for pre-orders before any announcements are made.

 

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About Thomas Weaver

I’m a writer and editor who got into professional editing almost by accident years ago when a friend from university needed someone to copyedit his screenplay about giant stompy robots (mecha). Having discovered that I greatly enjoy this kind of work, I’ve been putting my uncanny knack for grammar and punctuation, along with an eclectic mental collection of facts, to good use ever since as a Wielder of the Red Pen of Doom. I'm physically disabled, and for the past several years, I’ve lived with my smugly good-looking twin Paul, who writes military science fiction and refuses to talk about his military service because he can’t. Sometimes Paul and I collaborate on stories, and sometimes I just edit whatever he writes. It's worked out rather well so far. My list of non-writing-related jobs from the past includes librarian, art model, high school teacher, science lab gofer… Although I have no spouse or offspring to tell you about, I do have six cats. (The preferred term is "Insane Cat Gentleman.") I currently spend my time blogging, reading, editing, and fending off cats who like my desk better than my twin’s.
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4 Responses to I can haz free time?

  1. J.R. Handley says:

    Awesome! I’m sure it’s even better because you were involved!

    Liked by 2 people

  2. J.R. Handley says:

    Reblogged this on J.R. Handley Blog and commented:
    See, it’ll be ready for daylight soon-ish!!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I’ve heard of haz cat, but I guess you’re the first haz editor and haz writer that I’ve ever seen formally mentioned. I’m sure they’re out there. Probably in hiding in plain sight.

    I haz excitment for you. Cheers

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  4. What are you going to do with all this free time?

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