alfreda89: (Blankenship Reeds)
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I'm going through and editing the manuscript for Night Calls to match the HarperCollins release of the book. Most of the time this is fine; I had a very good copy editor, who paid attention and caught the spirit of the book. Allie was still learning tenses in my original idea of her, and the copy editor wasn't having any of that nonsense. She was firmer about it than Allie's father. But today I hit a change she made that was period, but not right for the fantasy. (I half left it as she changed it.)

Then I hit things such as the copy editor wanted an enormous carpetbag instead of a monstrous carpetbag.

And I can hear Allie thinking: "But it was monstrous."

Still, some people have read this so often they will notice changes, so it will remain enormous in the new version.

(But we'll know it was also a monstrous carpetbag. Perhaps I will describe it more fully in the third book, so you understand how a candelabra can be pulled from it.)
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