Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Copyedits for ICE

I spent the weekend reviewing copyedits for my new book, Ice.

Apparently I, don't, know how to, use commas,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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18 Comments:

At 2:22 AM, Blogger SavyLeartist said...

Ah commas how you pleague us. :-P

 
At 7:20 AM, Blogger beth said...

Haha! I teach high school English, and was disheartened that tenth and eleventh graders didn't know how to use commas...but the kids will be happy to know it's not just them!

 
At 8:48 AM, Blogger Q said...

Commas are mostly a matter of personal preference, anyway.

 
At 12:15 PM, Blogger Jay Asher said...

I've always had a comma addiction, and my critique loved calling me on it. So with my book, I also tossed in a bunch of ellipses and em-dashes...and suddenly it became my style.

 
At 8:36 PM, Blogger Ryan Freebern said...

We missed you in Boston! Seriously, the entirety of Boskone was a bunch of sad people sitting around the Westin lobby asking each other "Why didn't Sarah come this year?" and then single tears would fall from our eyes.

See you next year? :)

 
At 9:30 PM, Blogger Sarah Beth Durst said...

SavyLeartist: Oh, comma, thou art fair cruel.

Beth: I also mixed up "further" and "farther," which is horrifically embarrassing. I am still writhing in shame.

Q: I prefer lots of them!

Jay: That's comforting to hear. I am very fond of ellipses and em-dashes too. Sounds like we have similar styles. I also adore semicolons...

Ryan: I wish I could have been there! Definitely next year.

 
At 3:05 PM, Blogger Priya said...

My English teacher taught my class proper punctuation last year, and now I'm a stickler for commas. :)

 
At 9:29 AM, Blogger Sarah Beth Durst said...

Priya: I'm a stickler for proper use of semicolons. ;)

 
At 10:09 AM, Blogger Enna Isilee said...

I always use commas instead of periods, because I never really feel like my "idea" is truly finished, so I stretch it out by never putting a period in, just commas, unfortunately this makes reading my sentences(if you can call them that), rather difficult, and then I was introduced to the wonderful word of semi-colons; they aren't commas, but they aren't periods; it's fantastic!

;)

 
At 8:26 PM, Blogger Hedgi said...

commas, can, be, evil, mostly, when, the, comp, tells, us, to, use, them, when, they, Are, not, needed.
lol, that was fun.
can't wait for ICE( or a number of other books. but ICE comes first.)

 
At 8:53 PM, Blogger Sarah Beth Durst said...

Enna Isilee: I think that's the best explanation for semicolon-usage I've ever heard.

Hedgi: Thank, you, so, much!

 
At 11:29 PM, Blogger Maya Ganesan said...

Ha, that's funny. I probably don't either :)

Congrats on Ice!

 
At 10:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for becoming my friend on GoodReads! I hope you can get back to me. (On GoodReads, I am BookGirl

 
At 10:08 PM, Blogger Katie said...

I accidently posted as anonymous. Sorry :-)

 
At 10:39 PM, Blogger Lucas B. said...

Ooooooooookaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay.

 
At 12:07 PM, Blogger Sarah Rees Brennan said...

I am sooo excited to read ICE!

 
At 8:37 PM, Blogger Sarah Beth Durst said...

Maya: Thanks! Congrats on your poetry!

Katie: Just sent you a message on GoodReads. Thanks for friending me!

Lucas: Or o,k,a,a,a,a,y.

Sarah: I'm so excited to read Demon's Lexicon!

 
At 10:21 AM, Blogger Katie said...

Thanks for the commeNt oN GoodReads! (Still haviNg "N" trouble!!!)

Katie

 

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