Though I saw it all around
Never thought I could be affected
Thought that we'd be the last to go
It is so strange the way things turn

Friday, December 3, 2010

For those of you writers out there, one more link today

Jeff VanderMeer shares his hard copy edits to a story. If you think your pages bleed from the amount of red ink on them, just look at that picture.

When Teresa Nielsen Hayden ran her party trick (ie. "watch her edit your story in real time") at VPXIII I asked her if so many comments were usual for a submission level manuscript. She said yes, but I always had a sneaking suspicion she was trying to make me feel better (or at least that's what the goblins gibber in my ear as I go to sleep).

So this helps. Thanks, Jeff, for sharing.

2 comments:

Rick said...

Hey, Steve. I'd check out the link if I wasn't so damned tired. Just thought I'd drop by and say hi. Now, back to writing.

Steve Buchheit said...

Hi, Rick. At least one of us is writing.