Monday, November 16, 2009

Just Hit "Send"

I just sent off my copy-edited MS pages. I spent the weekend catching numerous errors in my prose, half-deleted sentences, awkward word choices, and the like. All the while praying that I wasn't introducing all new errors.

In two months, more or less, I get my page proofs. And I swear I'll give myself more time with these (they should arrive after classes have ended, so good there). And right now, I'm tired, and wishing that my "sleep for a week" week started today. Unfortunately, I have to get through three teaching days before I can do that.

There is a little triumph here, tempered with some fear. But mostly, It's: "Okay, where are all those things that I put off for the last two weeks while I finished this thing?"

Time to rest and enjoy this is coming soon, I promise. But for the next 3 1/2 days, it's nose to the grindstone time.

6 comments:

squadratomagico said...

Woo-hoo! It's Miller Time! (Only with something better than Miller, I hope!)

Dame Eleanor Hull said...

Congratulations!

medieval woman said...

Many congrats - that's a huge hurdle overcome!!

AliceAcademic said...

Yay!

Susan said...

Congratulations! But hasn't the copyeditor caught most of your half sentences?
Hope you can have a celebration..

tenthmedieval said...

"Okay, where are all those things that I put off for the last two weeks while I finished this thing?"

Amen, alas, but that shouldn't diminish the knowledge of a shedload of work done even if the rest must be postponed. Congratulations!