Sorry for the long delay in posting! I just had a lovely weekend in Bournemouth with a few of my friends from uni, watching the Air Festival and generally getting out and about. The muscles in my shoulders were starting to feel rock solid from sitting hunched over my keyboard, so it was great to have a break. I was spoiled rotten by the hosts. There was a bit of drama when the Bomb Disposal Unit arrived on the beach, and when I bumped into Optimus Prime en route to the fireworks, but otherwise it was very chilled. Though it did remind me how close I am to going back to uni and essays, and how little studying I've done.
The deadline for the next edit is tomorrow. The remaining changes are very minor, little continuity problems and so on. Alexa and Alexandra have said I've successfully brought back the punch and pace of the original MS.
Now the editing is finished, I'm going to be introduced to my copyeditor, Justine Taylor. I'm told she has a real passion for fantasy, so I'm very excited to work with her. I'll be doing a chunky blog post on what copyediting involves once we get started.
I should have some more foreign rights deals to announce soon. I'm not allowed to discuss specific territories until I've signed the contract, but more are happening!
If you have any more questions about the editing process, I'm now in a perfect position to answer them, so do ask if you're curious.