Safely Here

I'm safely here in Tennessee, and learning how to spell the state's name. *laughs* demented_dee picked me up from Ashville and brought me to somewhere around Jonesborough, TN, which used to be the capitol of the State of Franklin, one of those states that tried to get into the United States of America as the 14th state and never quite managed it due to a tiny war, politics, and other considerations. *laughs*

John showed me a show about how all the US states got their odd borders, all those little bits and drabs that one wonders why in the world did the line jog here? It was fun.

demented_dee and I got a very, very pleasant surprise on Monday, after she got me home, the publisher's chief editor wrote us to tell us that they really liked the story, that they'd be happy to work with us on changing one particular aspect of it, and were very, very encouraging about really wanting it after the change. So... yeah. It's looking good, though the change is pretty systemic, we have a strategy on how to go at it. And here I thought it was going to be a 'relaxing' trip. *grins* They only had it a week, and it sounds like at least two, perhaps three of their people read it through already so... uhm... yeah.

I don't know what to do with myself when I'm not working anyway, so... *dances about*.

As promised, I now have photos. *laughs* You can see them all here on my Flickr page, as I'm not probably going to go through my journal with them too much.

I slept in late as I'm not adjusted to Eastern Time and likely won't be in just four day's time. We mostly ran around today, getting a print out of the manuscript for demented_dee to edit/write on and to allow us to split the thing up into chunks so we can do the changes and rewrite, looking around at bookstores, getting shakes to drink at a park with a lake, and then going to her father and step-mother's house for dinner. Dinner was amazing country fried steak with mashed potatoes, gravy, and carrots. Yum. Dessert was a beautiful lemon and cherry frosted cake, and I got a taste of the smooth as silk peach moonshine that then made my stomach go, "Woah."


Very simple pleasures, on the most part today. The editor we were given wrote us back about our questions and did what feedback she could, and we have plenty to start on. Enough that we know what it is that we have to do and a pretty good idea on how to do it. So they've been very, very communicative, which has been very sweet.

It's been hot and humid here, but mostly been hiding in air conditioned rooms, cars, and houses. *laughs* So that's been very easy.

I need to call John and Jet, as Jet got braces today. It was something he was kind of both dreading and looking forward to, so... I'll get to see how he's doing.
Yes!! It was! Lots of work to get it done, but it'll make it a much better story, I think.

Congrats. It is very encouraging news that they're interested in it and would like another look at it once you guys make the change.
Yes! It was... and so quickly as well. I was very happy with that, and it was an overall problem we knew about but had half-hoped could just be left. Still... as much work as it is, knowing that they liked the story to start is motivation enough to just get it done. Whew.
That's awesome! Congrats, and glad you're having fun all around.
As I said before it's great news and yay for good communications and helpful editors :)

I hope Jet was okay with his braces to :)
Yeah... poor Jet was hurting a little last night, but they figured out the Tylenol helps. Whew...

Yes! It was amazing news. *grins* It is amazing to have *helpful* editors.
*beams* thank you!!

And, yes, this explains why I've been so much slower with Winter War than I want to be. *laughs softly* Nearly done with the edits, and I'm... exhausted. Whew.

Edited at 2010-08-26 07:50 pm (UTC)
Don't worry, it's totally understandable, and neither of us would want you to hold back from your own novel on the grounds of Winter War. :)