Friday, April 09, 2010

Copyedits Finished, Cha-cha-cha...

...tho' I do have a glossary to write. But who cares, tra-la! Tomorrow is another day! Ooo-da-lolly, and fa-la-la!

[Previous giddiness brought to you by Post-Copyedit-Euphoria, a condition in which writer sees light at the end of the publication tunnel, and harbours secret hopes that new book might one day be enjoyed by others...]

What else?

Well, there hasn't been much else in my life, lately. I am once again appallingly behind in email, all other projects and obligations have come to a grinding halt and so on, so I must pick up the pieces again next week. But in the meantime, something that made me laugh today:

McSweeney's take on MacBeth and MacDuff knicker-twisting over Semantics

Oh, and not funny, but interesting -- a response to the Wikileaks video travesty I referenced last week: Soldiers as Psychopaths.

More soon.



Aven said...

Congrats on finishing the edits! I read the article you linked. The ICU I work in gets all suicide attempts in the area, and we get plenty from the military base near here. I've taken care of about 10 in the last year. That's just the weekend shifts I work in_one_town, mind you. It's alway so sad. One young man we couldn't save; he was 22. It's horrible what this war has done, and continues to do, to our own soldiers and the local people in the Middle East. Just so sad.

Deborah said...

Yaaaay! Congrats on finishing the edits. I hope you're sleeping into today and earning some much deserved rest. :)


A Novel Woman said...

Yay!!!! Congratulations! May you hit the bestseller list sooner rather than later.

Also, the Macbeth/MacDuff thing? I was DYING! Seriously funny. You dig up the best stuff.

Deniz Bevan said...

Readers also harbour these secret hopes :-)
Shucks, I wish I could get to copy editing... I love copy editing...

kc dyer said...

Trying again here...

Thanks to all for the congrats! It does feel good, I must say, to be through this step.

Aven, I couldn't agree with you more. I listened yesterday to a CBC program discussing Hamid Karzai's latest statements about joining the Taliban -- this war is bringing out the crazy in everyone involved. My heart goes out to the soldiers overseas, their families and to the people of Iraq and Afghanistan, all enduring what must seem like an endless hell.