Just in case you’re wondering where I am, I’m digging through the computer file line by line, while changing things in accordance with (or similarly to, or in a related way to) Editor’s comments. I don’t always do *exactly* what Editor advised, because in some cases the exact phrase Editor wanted to change isn’t there now (having been expunged in my own editing earlier) and in other cases I see what I (no doubt arrogantly) think is a better fix to the problem Editor pointed out. (I’m nearly always agreeing that what Editor points out is indeed something to be pondered and then fixed.)
I’m not very far along. And there are 859 pages of this monster to dig into bit by bit. I’m not very far along because I’m trying to do this on three levels at once…and this afternoon may switch to what’s usually faster for me, structural and then working up to finish level nit-picking. (It may be that the deaths earlier this week are still affecting concentration, too. We will be holding the memorial service for the friend who committed suicide on our place, as we have a pleasant space–wildflower meadow–in which to scatter ashes–and enough space to hold a reception after. Maybe I should just quit and make the lists I need to make for preparing for that. Except I’m already behind a week, thanks to A-Kon, and need to do the edits work first.)
Although I’m sad that the Derby and Preakness winner I’ll Have Another was scratched from the Belmont, that does lessen the temptation to watch the race on TV tomorrow.
Back to work.