Wednesday, April 10, 2013

That Girl Is On Fire!!!!


I haven't been away for long, but it seems like a gabillion years since my last post. Just in case any of you wonder where I've been, (probably not because you've all turned into A to Z zombies) I'm jumping-over-the-stars-happy to report I finished my first round of edits! Can I get a whoop-whoop?!?!

For a few months, I psyched myself into a crazed state of dread, wondering what kind of editor my publisher would pick for Sebastian Falls. Seriously, I had a twitching eye and everything! As it turns out, I did a ton of worrying for nothing because my editor is beyond super duper brilliant! She didn't miss anything.

Due to her great skills, I've decided she should wear a Wonder woman suit while she edits and plays "This Girl is on Fire" over and over. Not that she needs any help, but can you imagine the adrenaline this combination would produce?!?

Heck, even without the tights, cape, and powerful lyrics, my girl, Rebecca educated me on grammar, style, plus teen lingo. Did you guys know the word "stellar" expired, and no cool teen would dare speak those two syllables in today's society? It's true. Rebecca said so. (sort of) While I wait for round two, a few thoughts needle my brain, but mostly, I'm curious if "epic" is a suitable replacement or if she'll boot it out and make me stalk a group of teens to record their conversations for research purposes. I wonder how long it would take them to report me? Maybe it won't come down to that, but if Rebecca told me to, I'd do it. That's how much I trust her, and I know her suggestions make Sebastian Falls a better story.

Thanks to Rebecca, images of misplaced commas won't haunt my dreams, and my protagonist will eat sausage for breakfast. She'll eat it because that's what her grandma fried in the pan. Not bacon. There never was any bacon, but somehow, Meadow Parker's sausage magically morphed into bacon, and my eyes were blind to the mistake until my editor pointed it out.

Even though Rebecca will probably never read this post, (she doesn't even have  a Facebook account, gasp!) I wanted to take a minute to share tidbits of my great experience with her and express my gratitude for the time she's put in on Sebastian Falls.

Until next time, happy writing or whatever makes you smile. :)


  1. Cool teen don't say 'stellar' anymore? Go figure! Their lingo is evolving all the time. I am so out of the loop.

  2. Me too, Mina! It's a good thing I have a great editor! :)

  3. I have turned into an A-Z zombie, for sure. What was I thinking signing up for this craziness? Oy.

    Glad to hear you were able to finish your revisions, mine are sitting untouched, until I get to that much anticipated letter "Z".

    1. Ha! Yeah, I'm just waiting for all you guys to start looking for brains to eat!

      Ah, this little break may be a good thing for you. I bet after you finish "Z", you'll be charged up and ready to tackle your edits. :D

  4. Editors are pretty amazing. What I love is the efficient way they just state "this problem, fix it." Love that. Also, the idea of an editor in tights and a cape sort of makes my day. Because yeah, when you get done with edits that came from a good direction like that, it's awesome.

    1. So true, Rena, editors rock! I think they should all wear tights and capes, lol! :)

  5. I guess that's true. I don't think I've used the word stellar in a while. I have heard my peers say things like "That's twisted" or "Oh man, that is sick bro." I don't use those either though. I think epic will work :D

    Congratulations on finishing!

    1. Thanks Samantha! Maybe I should come hang with you for a little while, lol. :D

  6. Editors are really amazing people. I enjoyed reading this very much!

    1. Hey Gina!

      Yes, they are! We'd be in deep trouble without them! Thanks for stopping by! :)

  7. Epic worrier...that's why I love you.

    (go peruse the urban dictionary if you're worried, but I think epic is fine.)

    BTW epic got over 4000 thumbs up on the site; stellar got under 300. Looks like she does need a cape!

  8. Ha! Leave it to you, the fact finder, to pull this link out of your back pocket! And this is why I love you, my dear. Yep, she definitely deserves a cape! I may sew her one. :D

  9. Maybe it's because I was a kid when the teens used stellar, but yes, I did know. haha

    If you're using epic as cool, no it won't work, unless you mean it was mind-blowingly awesome.

    These things change now like every other week! I think the last I heard was "clutch." What the heck?

    1. Yeah, it's mind-blowingly awesome, lol! It'll work, I think. Clutch, what? :D

  10. Whoop-whoop-de-whoop!
    That Girl Is On Fire is an awesome track! Now the song is gonna be ringing in my head for the rest of the evening!

    Writer In Transit

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  12. Congrats on finishing your edits and on having an excellent editor! I have to admit to having fears of my own just like you did; I feel an eye twitch coming on. I hope my situation turns out as well as yours has. *crosses fingers* :-)

  13. Thanks, Lexa!

    You're on your way! I can't wait to read your book! It won't be long! :)

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