Whew! After three months of almost daily work and a couple weeks of hours and hours each day, the Ruby Ridge book is off to the printer! I don't know whether to post a collapsed on the floor in exhaustion emoticon or a cheering one.
I've definitely done similar amounts of work on my own Peculiar People book, but this was my largest project for someone else. I was working as story coach, editor, and formatter, and this author was involved in every bit of the process, making lots of changes all along. I'm glad she was able to be so involved, since it is her book after all, but it made things take longer since we had to pass it back and forth a bunch and keep proof reading things over and over as she made adjustments.
But I think it's a pretty powerful book. It should be ready to buy within a week or two, and I think I even managed to get a promotional discount just for my friends! So I'll post again when it's ready and I know what my friend price is, in case anyone is interested in it.
It was an honor to be hired by a publisher and be involved in this big of a book with a somewhat famous author. But I have to admit I'm excited to be able to get back to my own writing now. I still have another editing job, but it's not as intensive so I will be able to do some of my own stuff at the same time. I still have a month and a half left of my interpreting work break, so am hoping to get a ton done on Voices of the Dark. I still have a couple days of work on Reaching Sky before I send it to that publisher, too.
I was a little stressed with all the formatting and stuff this week as we came up on the August 1st deadline, and I got this sudden crazy burst of inspiration and actually entered the challenge. Felt nice.
And Barb, 90% of my challenge entries are dark, and I place in the EC a fairly high percentage of the times I enter.
And Shann, I definitely did NOT say to put the mushroom poo on Chris' keyboard or pillow. I said it should go somewhere easy to clean up like his chair. Keyboards shouldn't get crumbly, greasy stuff on them.
(Though don't tell mine that, since I eat over it all the time
Shann, in a poll I'll bet you'd be most popular. And all the rest of us would tie in second place.
Honestly, I so appreciate every single person in this group. We're all so unique and special, and yet are tied together well. We make the perfect group. So good to see Barb and Kate and Kara pop in again, and I'm enjoying Leah being around more often. Good to see the rest of the regulars, Pup and Becky and Shann, here, too, and everyone else who pops in.