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September 09, 2008  Author: Anthony Pacheco Category: The Craft   2 Comments

Editing editing editing, get that editing going, editing editing editing, RAWHIDE!

Hey, you edit a 140k manuscript. Then look at a mistake and go “WTF?” and then realize “oh, I did that” followed by “need more scotch!”

In random news, two of my Beta readers are primed and ready to go. Soon my pretties, soon. Both are well-read in general lit and my genre. We’ve had literary disagreements before (not over my writing), but nothing that has come to blows. Yet.

I ked I ked! We share a love of books, and have been good friends for many years.

Now I just need to find two more critical readers and I am good to go. And I can start writing again! Yeeeessssssssssss!


2 comments on: RAWHIDE!

  1. David September 15, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    Should you still be looking, I’ll happily volunteer:

    –UC Berkeley ’91, UC Davis School of Law ’92
    –Personal library of over 10k books (which means I’m very familiar with well-written English)
    –Youthful spelling champ many times over
    –I read as fast as JFK, except that I don’t use any silly tricks like “speed-reading”
    –Half of the RNS blog team

    Have read lots of “survival” fiction (the “Domestic Enemies” series, Rawles’ “Patriots” and Big Daddy John Ross’ “Unintended Consequences” come to mind) and been thoroughly depressed by the atrocious copyediting (even in published works). Which means I notice the errors. If you have any left after your wife’s edit, I’d notice them too.

  2. Anthony September 16, 2008 at 8:10 am

    David, you had me at survival fiction. Click on the “Contact Me” link over on the left and send me your address.

    One of the books in the series, KILLER BUNNY, is right up your alley.

    Thank you!

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