Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Post-It Parade

Got the 'first-pass' typeset pages of my novel decorated with all of my editor's notes. On the one hand, seems like a lot, though thankfully, Cheryl Klein (aka Editor Goddess) tells me it's not all that unusual for her. On the other, I'm so relieved that somebody is so ON it! It's like having a super-strong safety net.

The book, CLEOPATRA'S MOON, is a YA historical fiction based on what happened to Cleopatra's daughter in the days/years before and after the Roman invasion. It releases next summer and is being published by Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic. (Yeah, I know. I KNOW! I still squee about being able to work with Cheryl Klein and AAL Books.)

5 comments:

Karen Strong said...

Wow, that's a LOT of post-its! And squee! Really, I'm so excited for you. Can't wait for the book release next summer. :)

a.k.a. "e" said...

Yay! Gettin closer!
:)
e

H Niyazi said...

An interesting insight into the publishing world :)

I'm curious Vicky, what do those colour codes mean!

As it's a YA novel - I'm thinking Pink is *not* editor's instructions to "include more romance!"

H

Vicky Alvear Shecter said...

Thanks guys. Karen, it feels like forever, doesn't it?

H--the pink post-its don't mean romance (LOL). I think it's whatever color notes she had around. Most are questions of consistency in spelling of gods' names or of titles or language use. Tedious but VERY important! Thanks for stopping by!

Tracy Barrett said...

Revising is my favorite part of the whole process, once I get over post-it shock!