Hi Grilltech!

Do you forgive me now? Besides, Supernatural reruns aren’t until January… that’s a long time to hold a grudge, my man!

You’ll have to forgive me all– I’m so tickled about If I Must but at the same time I’m in editing hell.

Okay. Not hell. I’ve got to tell you, the editors at Dreamspinner are fair to fully awesome people–lots of incredible minute changes that I wouldn’t spot but that make the whole thing just shine–and a sense of humor as well. You’ve GOT to love someone who corrects the spelling of ‘cannyagimmefuckinghallelujiah!’–and it TOTALLY makes sense! (I’m so in awe of this. It’s like a superpower or something.) But editing this way is addicting. I get the manuscript and it’s just rife with these little blue bubbles, and then I accept or reject the changes (sometimes I reject–I kept ‘glorpy’ instead of ‘sloppy’ and ‘a smile like moldy cottage cheese’ and ‘smooth-as-lube gait’ but mostly I accept–these people really do know a lot more than I do!) Anyway, I hit the little button, and the blue balloons disappear. It’s like, instant gratification. I’m hooked. I want to KEEP PUSHING THAT BUTTON so I can see the editing magic happen.

Of course it helps that with one of MY manuscripts (Roxie, Bonnie, Bonnie, Eric, Ceri–you guys back me up on this) there is a guaranteed SPECTACULAR number of little blue balloons. It’s like being a totally shitty editor myself has made this job a lot more fun after someone else has gone over the writing.

I did take time out to watch Buffy with the big kids– Spike has just discovered he likes killing monsters. I’m in love. You guys were right–Buffy really IS the greatest!

And other than that? I’m going to leave you with this little bit of Christmas cheer from Zoomboy. I went to pick him up today and he bounded into the car saying, “Mom! Mom! Dennis quaid and Gordie are going to get MOUSES to eat for Christmas!”

Be still my heart–the little guy just does it to me all the damned time.

0 thoughts on “Hi Grilltech!”

  1. Zoomboy is already thinking about Christmas? What am I thinking, of course he is.

  2. Littlewitch says:


    Do I still get to test drive even though you have a real editor????? Cause if I don't I'm gonna be going into withdrawal pretty damned quick here…

  3. DecRainK says:

    :0) you have such a way with words.

    KnitTech – Christmas is less than a month away…. we're all thinking about it! lol

  4. TinkingBell says:

    You still want me too? I'm touched and excited…..
    Beleive me – at present the kids are ALL about Christmas

    was the postman kind to you recently?

  5. GrillTech says:

    I was just going to spoil tonights show since it wouldn't really be a spoiler.. Kinda like this..

    Warning SPOILER for tonights REPEAT Supernatural


    "Not sure he trusts himself anymore, Sam decides to give up hunting and live a "normal" life. At night, his dead girlfriend Jessica visits him and tells him that people can never change despite their efforts. Dean, intending on stopping the Apocalypse, continues hunting on his own and teams up with Castiel to find the Archangel Raphael, as Castiel believes Raphael knows God’s location. They find Raphael's vessel and lure him out, but are no closer to finding God's location. Raphael even claims that God is dead. After fighting off fellow hunters who wanted Sam to drink demon blood in order to exorcise some demons, he gets another late-night visit from Jessica, who turns out to be Lucifer disguising himself as Sam's deceased girlfriend all along. He says that Nick's body was just Plan B, and that his true vessel is supposed to be Sam. He is convinced that eventually, without any trickery or lies, Sam will agree to be his vessel, although Sam adamantly disagrees. "

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