Heh. So yesterday I was complaining loudly how I didn’t like 90% Proof at all any more, now that it had been edited to within an inch of its life.
So today I decided to read it again, and in one of those strange things that happen to stories, overnight it’s become quite good again.
This is a good thing. But mystifying. How can it be that a story you thought was rubbish one day, the next day you really enjoy? On any particular day, how can you tell whether your judgment is accurate or not?
Still, I am reassured that I didn’t send Freya’s Bower a story I’d be ashamed to be associated with! That means I can concentrate, this coming week, on the final proof read of ‘Captain’s Surrender.’
And speaking of the final proof read…. Publishing appears to be in some respects like the armed services. There’s a lot of ‘hurry up and wait’ involved. I’ve had nothing to do on the book for a couple of months, but now I’ve suddenly got to get the proof reading done by Wednesday. I’m getting used to long periods of (apparent) inactivity interspersed with panic, but it does remind me a bit of Lord John Grey’s Prussian troop movements. Except without the accident prone, unfortunately celibate, homosexual noblemen, of course.