The thing I learned from the first day of reviewing my copyedits: time to move my place of work. No more comfy couch. I’m back at the desk in my study, otherwise known as the Eeyore room. The previous owners of the house used this room as a nursery. The walls are painted a light purple, and a Winnie-the-Pooh mobile used to hang on the wall. Weeks after moving in, we found Eeyore had been left behind.
The wall color makes for a soothing environment, plus I positioned my desk so I have a view of Lake Michigan. The other bonus is that I get to look at the neighbor’s very lovely yard.
I was a bit unnerved to find few mark-ups on this version of my manuscript. I always assume there is a lot more work to do. I know there is more work to do on the intro and first chapter. So I’ve suited up for the day, and off I go to work.