In case anyone was wondering, I went with the English tea service at the Samovar Tea Lounge. It came with a three tiered serving platter with a shiitake mushroom quiche, fresh fruit, and a scone with preserves and clotted cream. This last is no doubt one of the worst things you can eat. Bad never tasted so good.
I was also served a side order of sunburn. Being clever, I made this worse by walking all the way down Market Street and then along the Wharf.
In what is absolutely perfect timing, our editor (!!!) sent us (that would be me and Darcy) a few minor edits on the Geek Girl’s Guide revision we turned in a few weeks back. A few as in we can deal with this in email few. So nice. And so far, doable. After this, the manuscript is official and goes to copy edits.
What’s funny is while–yes–we’ve cut some things, the story grew again, by the tune of 5,000 words! More, we want more seems to be the order of the day. When it comes to conventional wisdom about publishing and Geek Girl’s Guide, nothing is conventional.