I finished that first editing test for the Content Editor position… and now, we wait.
Man, it was brutal. I had to read it, write an analysis of whether or not I would approve it for publishing, and then, regardless of my decision, edit the manuscript portion. It was only 12,000 words, but it seemed ten times longer. I’m convinced the author is a 15-year-old girl who loves Laurell K. Hamilton and the “Underworld” movies. She may even LARP, but not well. It was rough, but I got through the whole thing without any snarkiness or judgment – I just took the manuscript apart, piece by piece, pointing out the blaring plot holes, unrealistic character interaction, and factual errors. (For instance, prostitutes do not dress in micro-skimpy outfits and then park their butts on a bar stool for two hours drinking regular orange juice, telling every guy that hits on them to bugger off – and that means that P.I.s pretending to be prostitutes don’t do it, either.)
Now, seeing as how I’ve been promising pictures of all kinds of things of late, the rest of this post will be fairly picture heavy, but included will be: previews of my new Tarot card deck, pictures of Nana’s new haircut and color, pictures of the kids, and maybe a couple of other things.
Nana’s new hair! You can’t tell from the lighting in this picture, but it’s actually mostly LAVENDER in front! It was supposed to be deep blue, but there was yellow dye in the bleach. I think this turned out better.
It seems that Joseph’s picture didn’t get sized. I’ll upload it later.
Anyway, here’s a preview of the deck I’m working on. Let me know what you think, seriously, and also if you’d like to test it when I’m done. It’s meant to be very light-hearted and is mostly geared towards kids, but don’t think that means I’m going to pull my punches.