Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Liar & Spy: Galleys


I'm reading galleys of Liar & Spy. This is the first time I'm able to see the words of the story formatted the way they will appear in an actual book. For some reason, the new font changes the way I respond to the language.

I attach notes to the pages as I read through them, and then peel each note off as I put pencil to paper and make the actual changes I want (we use colored pencils. Everyone who comments on these pages - editor, copyeditor, author - has to use a different color. I am purple this time).

Above you see my discarded notes, stuck to my desk. And I'm only on page 19.

5 comments:

Alicia said...

This shows that you are working really hard Rebecca! I just finished reading When You Reach Me, and it left me thinking.

Juliana said...

Oh wow. That's a little overwhelming. How goes it two weeks later? Have you worked your way through to the end?

Anonymous said...

U R SO AWESSOME KEEP UP THE WORK

Anonymous said...

Thanks for blogging this information on editing and revising! Great way to show how authors edit and revise!!! Definitely going to show it on the smartboard as an intro before we read your book!

Anonymous said...

GREAT STOREIES FOR A GRAMMA TO BUY FOR A 10YR OLD GRANDSON....THANKS

I WILL GET FIRST LIGHT....BECAUSE I ALSO PURCHASED WHEN YOU REACH ME AND NOW I WILL MARK THE CALENDAR FOR LIAR ABD SPY ....YOU MADE MY GIFT GIVING EASIER AND I GET A HUG A THANKYOU AND A YOU ARE GREAT GRAMMA!!!!