A productive holiday weekend
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The Vampires of Editing

While I met my Thanksgiving weekend deadline for writing, editing is going very slowly.  I can't see having this book ready for publication until January.

This chief culprit is the uneven quality of the work.  I started writing this many years ago, cleaned it up over the summer, then took time off after my health scare and so the concepts continued to shift.

It think this will result in a better book than it would originally have been, but continuity is all over the place.  That takes a lot of time to fix on both ends - finding the mistakes and correcting them.

Writing can go surprisingly fast when you're 'in the groove' but I've never had a similar experience with editing.  It pretty much moves at the same glacial pace with frequent stops to avoid fatigue.

After that, the re-writing, which is also painstakingly dull.

Still, it keeps me off the street, so there's that. 

I will say that the unique origin of this project has made it harder than most.  Three Weeks with the Coasties was a much quicker edit.  Basically this is the worst of the lot. 


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