Over at “Dear Editor”, the Resident Editor is giving away (via random drawing) a free “substantive edit” of one YA or MG fiction manuscript. Click now or forever bold your piece, because the deadline is April 14, 2010. I entered, because all you have to do is send e-mail with the title of your book, the word count, the genre (middle grade or young adult only), and your full name; still, I don’t really know what a substantive edit would consist of or whether it would be like fairy dust or not, so use your own judgment. I figured (as the little old lady who peed in the ocean said) every little bit helps.
Also, I got an extra entry in the drawing by p*mp*ng it to y’all. **GRIN**
From now on, instead of “yes” and “no,” I’m going to say “noh” and “kabuki.” That should keep ’em confused long enough for me to finish my defensive driving online course. (Yes, I got caught in a school zone speed trap, about 10 feet from the end of the zone, doing 30 because I had no idea there was a zone. I was the only one dumb enough to pull over. Those people next to me were going even faster than I was!) I’ve had to do the course online in spare moments, with the family trying to interrupt every few minutes. But it is working out well. Did you know that there are 100 school zones in our district?)