Comments: Mr. Dick Crook

Congrats on finishing the copy editing! I think that anyone who had to look over every "error" in a novel over the space of four days would be clinically insane when all was said and done. So judging by the fact that you are still alive blogging, and that you managed to write something humorous today, you must up to your normal level insanity.

It is sad when you skip a day, but I think that we, your adoring fans can handle it. You wouldn't leave us in a lurch without a good reason! Oh, and to those who wrote letters of complaint, indeed they must be buttheads!

Posted by Joe at June 12, 2004 2:12 AM

ARG but I did not! Finish, I mean. I made it through the MS one time. I have to go through again. Because this is THE LAST chance to make changes before they typeset it. After that, every change costs 5 million dollars and doing it makes people cranky.

WEIRD: Typeset day is June 22 -- my mom's birthday!

*grin* I am actually rather fond of the buttheads. Two of them are my friends and one is my relation. I shall leave them mercifully nameless here...but...YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE.

Posted by Joshilyn at June 12, 2004 5:25 AM

Hooray! Thanks for blogging in the midst of all the chaos.

Posted by Butt Headress at June 12, 2004 3:20 PM

Copy Editors must be made of the same stuff as CPA's. My friend Natasha is a CPA and she crunches numbers all day long. All day, numbers.
Does 154678 + 765423 = 920101? YES! (next)
is 920101 an allowable expense? YES! (next)

Thank the higher powers that be that there are people out there to cross our t's, add our numbers, and pump our gas. Leaving me to do something utterly amazing, I just have to discover it.

Posted by Shawn B. at June 15, 2004 10:18 AM