Monday, 28 April 2008

Oh hell...

Agh, it's a good job I decided to do another run at these proofs! I found a minor plot inconsistency that I now have to get around with the least amount of adjustment to the text... bugger, bugger, bugger!

Can be done... but it's caused me to start doubting and questioning the whole book now. And the behaviour of the characters. I've gone from rather liking it to thinking it's a pile of pooh again, and silly, unintelligent and uneven.

It's probably okay, actually, but now, I'll always have doubts and uncertainties about it. One thing I know though... *never ever* again will I agree to turn in a manuscript early. Next time, I'll work up until my originally allotted deadline and take all the time I need for additional checking and nitpicking and extra polishing!!!!


val said...

Much as you hate doing it, it's a good thing you do it conscientiously.

Saskia Walker said...

Awww, such a good kittie! Is that Tilly?

Val is right. It's better that you are so thorough. It'll be worth the angst. Hang in there! Sending hugs!

Portia Da Costa said...

You're both right... it's just so very stressful, trying to work out the best way to put things right with the least disruption to the text. I'll need a lie down in a darkened room for a week after this!

And yep, that's the Tillster! He's actually reposing on a different set of proofs, but it's the same principle. :)