So my new neighbour says; ‘Lola, I have a parcel for you…’
Now, such sentences can at times, produce a sort of child- like excitement from within. Perhaps wondering if it’s a bunch of flowers, item of clothing or just anything with my name on it.
I wasn’t disappointed, however, because it just happened to be my COPY EDITED MANUSCRIPT – all the way from New York City!! (alas, minus a magnolia cupcake). Looking through it, I can see the Copy Editor has done a good and thorough job. Here are some examples of the very Englishy words that were flagged up;
Marks & Spencer
Cashmilon (if you don’t know what that is, see above!)
Entwhistle Way, Essex
So as my novel becomes Americanized, I realise I have a lot of work to do this weekend… And just as London seems to be in a midst of an ‘Indian Summer’ (It’s soooo sunny outside and this weekend is scheduled to be well… sunny and warm) the question becomes; will I be tempted to go out and leave my manuscript to the mercy of the ‘writing fairy?’
Okay, maybe a bit. But I’m on a deadline and I’m disciplined (sometimes).
That’s the thing about being a writer, one has to be disciplined.
I want a cupcake.