Wednesday, June 24, 2009

That Was a Helluva Push

I was productive yesterday! I'm nowhere near being done, but I made it through thirteen chapters and I'm actually happy with my first page.

Now for the fun part -- we're going to Mexico City tomorrow. Have I mentioned how much I love last minute trips? We found out last week that Ibis' family is having a party of some sort on Saturday but we didn't decide until Tuesday that we were actually going.

The part I'm just thrilled about is I really want to have my edits done and sent to my proofreader (my mom) before we go. If you're keeping track, that means I need to finish the rest of the edits in one more day. Fortunately we're leaving in the evening.

Technically I can still make changes after she looks at it -- it's not like I have to seal it and mark it complete just because she gives me the go-ahead -- but I'd really, really like to be done with it. Several people have given me the wise advice to give myself some distance from it, blah blah, but I have given it distance. This is mainly copy edits, with a few swappings of telling for showing. (Does that make sense? I hope so -- my brain is full right now.)

I'm sorry if this post is a bit rambling. I'm writing it Tuesday night after ten hours of editing and I think I'm a bit loopy right now. So, any funny editing stories you'd like to share?

Oh, and in case you heard about it -- Tropical Storm Andrés has come and gone. It rained and blew all day Monday, then things were back to normal by Tuesday afternoon.

17 comments:

jcaddell said...

Yay Mel! You are almost there. Think of your trip to MC as a mini vacation after all of your hard work. *Fans her a towel and gives her some water*

jcaddell said...

Ahem... "Hands her a towel..."


^ There's my funny editing story

EriCan said...

Woo Hoo! Way to go! Almost there. Let's see funny editing stories... I don't really have any yet? Give me a few months and I'm sure to have you in stitches :)

Have fun at the party!!

Melanie Avila said...

Jen!! ROFL!

It IS a mini-vacation. I tried to find out from my other half what he wants to do while we're there, but he was having none of that. I guess it'll all be a surprise.

Melanie Avila said...

Erica, I wish I knew more details about this party. I know we're only bringing small bags and I have no idea what to wear. At least I know it'll be warm so that helps.

Nadine said...

Yay for mini break!! You deserve it!! And I love that Ibis is keeping the details a surprise! So fun!!

Melanie Avila said...

LOL, Nadine. "Surprise" is one way to look at it. More like he doesn't want to plan anything. :D

anneskal said...

Enjoy your time in Mexico City :) You've worked hard.

Travis Erwin said...

Keep plugging away.

colbymarshall said...

Enjoy your trip...hope Mom has lots of good comments--I'm sure she will :-)

Robin said...

Have fun in Mexico! I just put out my Mexican fake vegetables and it made me feel nostalgic. I think I'm secretly Mexican. I'm a Jexican.

Melanie Avila said...

Thanks anneskal!

Melanie Avila said...

Travis, that message came through at the perfect time. Thank you. :)

Melanie Avila said...

Colby, hopefully she won't have ANY comments because that means it's PERFECT. I don't expect that to actually be the case, but a girl can dream. ;)

Melanie Avila said...

Robin, you made me snort. LMAO!!

Jexican...

Jan said...

What is it about last minute trips? I love them too. I would do spontaneous over planning any time....pretty sure it's a personality disorder...love your blog
Jan

Melanie Avila said...

Hi Jan! This has turned out well and I'm SO glad we came!