Ah, there's nothing quite like leaving the cloudless skies of Cabo and 80-degree temperatures (that's mid-20's in Celsius for my non-American friends) to come home to rain. And cold. And Christmas music.
But I came back relaxed! And refreshed! And ready to tackle my copy edits, which fell right into my inbox early Friday afternoon as I was sifting through my 268 emails (that's 9 days' worth... and so wrong). I was given until Tuesday to get the copy edits back. Yes, this Tuesday. According to the memo attached with the manuscript, it seems as if I was supposed to have been sent the copy edits at the end of November, though I'm not sure. (But it's totally okay. I wouldn't have needed three weeks to do the edits, and I wouldn't have been home, anyway.)
So that's what I've been working on all weekend. I'm not quite done, but I'm close, and I anticipate having everything back to my editor by tomorrow afternoon at the latest. I'm really enjoying this part of process. I have no idea who my copy editor is (I need to find out), but he/she is one savvy cookie. For the past three days, I feel like I've been taking a crash course in grammar (which is really good thing).
As for my vacation, I had a wonderful time. I saw friends I hadn't seen in months, I ate really well (maybe a little too well), drank way too many blueberry mojitos, got a great tan (which is already fading), and laughed a lot. Vacations are good for the soul.
Oh, and I have no idea when exactly this happened, but CREEP is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Chapters Indigo (Canada). How unbelievably cool is that? Not that I expect anyone to order it seven months in advance, but it's there! Woo hoo!
How's everybody been? I'm going to do my best to catch up on everyone's blogs this week once my copy edits are returned. Hope you've all been doing well!