So, over the past couple of days, working on the final edits for THE MOUNTAIN OF KEPT MEMORY. I’m about 60% of the way through the manuscript, but the edits are so trivial that honestly, I don’t think they count as “work.” About twice I’ve had to change more than a sentence.
My editor and I are never completely going to see eye to eye about the use of ellipses. I like them more than she does. But, whatever, I will take them out. Mostly.
Now, if she wanted me to spell “all right” as one word, I would argue.
Unless something major turns up in the remaining 40% of the manuscript, which I think is not at all likely, I will send this back to Navah on Friday or Saturday. After this: copy edits and page proofs, and those things don’t count, either. When I send it off this time, I’m moving MOUNTAIN from the “Fiction: Finished” folder to the “Fiction: On the Shelf” folder.