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September 24th, 2010


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04:18 pm - Tapping The Editorial Mind
So for those of you who might remember the whole Scheherazade's Facade project, let me assure you it's still in the works, simmering away while the stars align themselves for the conditions needed for release.

Now, this isn't to suggest I'm a slacker or anything, because oh no, we don't know anything about writers/editors who get distracted by shiny things and hey, squirrel!

As I was saying. I'm faced with turning thirteen stories into one manuscript. Sure, they all come in as RTF files, but apart from that, they're in a variety of fonts and type sizes, with the odd bit of formatting, and individual quirks. Does anyone out there have any advice on how to blend them all into one cohesive, sexy-looking manuscript? Is there a book, or a secret set of instructions online, or even just some handy tips and tricks? (FWIW, I do have an editor on tap, who I can ask, but he charges me in beer and has a life of his own, really he does.) Or is really, as I suspect, just a case of taking each story, adjusting the font and size and formatting individually, slapping it into one large file, and calling it magic? (If so, sorry to bother you, assume I'm talking to myself and/or gone slightly eccentric. Again.)

Until/unless I get answers, I'll be doing it the hard way. With gnomes. And power tools.

Thanks, Internet!
Current Mood: Squirrel!

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From:melissajm
Date:September 24th, 2010 09:47 pm (UTC)
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I've been wondering how that was going. Thanks for the update!
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From:oneminutemonkey
Date:September 24th, 2010 09:55 pm (UTC)
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I sent out a "no news is, well, no news" update a few weeks ago to everyone involved, using whatever email addresses I had on file. I wish I had more to report. :(
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From:melissajm
Date:September 25th, 2010 12:16 am (UTC)
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I'm just glad it's still happening.
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From:oneminutemonkey
Date:September 25th, 2010 12:24 am (UTC)
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Come Hell or high water. I have such an amazing lineup of stories waiting to be unleashed upon the world. I'm so very thankful that everyone's expressed faith in me and a willingness to wait while we see what happens.
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From:melissajm
Date:September 25th, 2010 12:33 am (UTC)
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I'm looking forward to it. It's a neat premise.

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