Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Editing is pretty darn fun

Today I finished my first round of edits on HOUNDED. I have no idea how many more rounds I have to go, but the first round was so much fun that I'm not concerned about it continuing for a while.

I also finished a pronunciation guide for the Irish names and words in the book, and in the opening explanatory paragraph I decided to substitute the cliche "rain on your parade" with "steal your marshmallows."

I think having your marshmallows stolen would be infinitely worse than having your parade graced with a little precipitation. If you can't watch the parade—or march in it, for that matter—then there are infinitely more entertaining things to do, because parades aren't all that swell, to be honest, and dang if Arizona can't use the rain. But if someone steals your marshmallows, then your day is ruined, period.

So say we all.


  1. Just wanted to say, I worked at an internship this fall and was given your manuscript for HOUNDED as a coverage assignment-- I absolutely loved it. The snark in particular had me rolling, and it was refreshing to read something so original when I've had to tolerate abominations in script form for three months. It impressed me enough to seek out its publishing status, and I wish you fame, fortune and plenty of black French poodles come 2011. Thanks for the great read!

  2. Thanks very much for the kind words! I'm so glad you enjoyed it and it's always tremendously validating to hear things like that!