This—staring at the screen, immersed in a massive line edit on my next book, Beast: A Love Story.
I've already done plenty of whining about this process (and wining too, as you can see in this pic, taken at the end of a long workday one evening last week).
But, for those of you keeping score at home, I've been working on this edit since NOVEMBER 7!!!!
Not constantly; I did get unshackled from the keyboard a few times for Christmas and New Year's.
But here's the good news: I've finally finished!
Well, this particular line edit, anyway. My editor at Candlewick Press hints that there may be one more, just to make sure we're all on the same virtual page, but we are still on track to go into the next phase of production—copyediting—at the end of the month.
After that, we get into the fun stuff—cover design!