Edits for the Win, Baby!


I was up until 3 on Saturday and 2:30 last night, but they are *done*.

It’s a relief and bittersweet all at once, honestly. I’ve been working on this puppy for nearly two years now. It’s hard to imagine not being able to go back and just “tweak” a few things whenever I feel like it. It’s terrifying, in a way. Aside from line edits, there’s nothing else to be done. 

Except work on Book 2, which I will be calling A Comb of Darkness. (Thanks KAK, you big weenie). I’ve even got a photoshopped nightmare of a cover in mind, but not one I’m working on today.  Iz tired, you know. But truthfully, my head has been turning more and more to the next story – I’m rather excited about it.

So there we have it. I’m running through one final read (just to make sure I wasn’t out of my head at 2 AM when I was finishing up) and then I will send it off.


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15 Responses to Edits for the Win, Baby!

  1. Danica says:

    Woot! Congrats, Allison! That's so wonderful 🙂

  2. Simon says:

    WOOT! Congrats! Chocolate cake and boot-prancing for all. Whee!

    Also, awesomest LOLcat evar. *snarf*

  3. LynnM says:

    That hurdle behind you!!  How do you feel about marketing after the book is released?  That thought simply terrifies me.

  4. LynnM says:

    That should be "would simply terrify me."

  5. bluey says:

    HURRAY! That's awesome Myn. Go celebrate a well deserved victory.

  6. mynfel says:

    Marketing? It's sort of something I've been trying to do all along – via Twitter/Facebook/blog. I will have the official author site out soon, I think…and the rest of it is really word of mouth, because honestly, I think that's what sells books more than anything else.

    Of course my publisher will do things on their end as well, and I might look at buying some ads in places, but otherwise, I don't know. LOL.

  7. mynfel says:

    Prancy prance prance!

  8. mynfel says:



  9. mynfel says:

    Yeah. I hope to. It's crazy to sort of have it not hanging over my head. LOL.

  10. Tahlian says:

    I know how you feel, I've just sent my reedited ms to my agent and there's this big gap, so I'm out here finding people like me. Your book souds like my kind of thing, I'll look out for it.

    You might like to take a peek at ch 1 of my new YA fantasy novel, 'Lethal Inheritance,'  at

  11. KAK says:

    Aw, come on, you know Book 3 is The Headband of Darkness… unless those DG adventures happen, then it's totally The Thong of Darkness.

    Don't make me pull out the Feathered Scrunchy of Darkness.

  12. mynfel says:


    We are doing lunch this week, yes? or this weekend? or something?

  13. mynfel says:

    Sure thing! And thanks for stopping by! 😀

  14. Jeffe says:

    okay – you two are *not* allowed to talk about me…

  15. mynfel says:

    The hell you say! *YOU* are *ALL* we're going to talk about, actually.

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