Thursday 6 August 2009

Working with editors, non-fiction

As usual. A book I sent to the editors back in March has lain dormant for some time, almost to the extent that I thought the publishers had changed their mind about wanting it after all, and suddenly it has sprung into life again, just as other projects are also coming to a head and just as there are some very significant things happening in my personal life.
Now, I have to add in some more detail, discuss some other sections and make some alterations. It’s all go, naturally. It always seems to be that way: when you have all the time in the world, nothing much happens, and just in those precise weeks when you have a lot on, all the rewrites come in.
I also had two of my other non-fiction resources reviewed. They were quite favourable reviews and where they did make comments was mainly actually to do with what had been intended anyway. Yes, this was meant to be a resource for the most able. Yes, there is an oddity about the order the German grammar was presented. It is in the order of what makes the greatest difference to learners at GCSE level. That is why we start with the perfect tense.

1 comment:

Stroppy Author said...

It's always the way, isn't it? Nothing to do and then it all turns up at once. I have a september like that, looming.... Good luck getting it all done. And congrats on the reviews :-)