March 14th, 2011

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notes and notes!

Originally published at Cassie Alexander. You can comment here or there.

I got my edits back today! Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

I'd been nervous about getting these for realz ever since I heard they were on the way. (That didn't stop me from making it to pg 100 of 137 in Moonshifted last night though, as per my previous bargain with myself.) I'm not sure what I expected -- my editor told me they'd wouldn't be huge, and to by all means get cracking on Moonshifted -- but some small part of me was all, "This is when the bubble bursts, Cassie. They reread the book and realize they made a horrible mistake! And then you have to change everything except for three sentences in the middle!"

(Perhaps worth noting here was that, if that were the case, I'd do it. It isn't that I don't have artistic integrity, but I also have a work ethic like a mofo, and if things were that extensive, I'd rewrite, and somehow create a new book while serial filing things to keep my original book for later, if that makes sense. I know I can always come up with more words, reuse themes, characters, etc -- there's plenty of my imagination to go around. I have always believed in that Jon Waters quote -- "I always wanted to sell out, if I could only find a buyer." After writing ten books...you feel that pretty strongly.)

It turns out that they aren't that bad though (she says, before she begins) -- a lot of bettering, not so much outright changes. Phew!

Anyhow -- I get a lot of my best ideas right before I'm going to sleep and text them to myself in a panic. (I also get a lot of my worst ideas then, too, ha!) I thought I'd amuse you all by sharing one from last night at 3 AM:

"Do?'t thank me, if she'd rally wanted to ill u, u'e be dead.."

I'll be saving that for later (only correctly spelled) for when I come back to Moonshifted, sometime at the end of the month. Back into Nightshifted right now though, with my track changes on :D