If you’ve been following the blog, you know that I’m in the midst of editing book three of the Screwing Up Time series. Editing is always a very focused, intense time. I’m looking for the last of the errors, polishing the prose, and hunting the typos.
The other day, I was smoothing out a fight scene when this sentence popped up in the middle of the action, “Raise Matthew’s allowance.” And I laughed. Thankfully, my kids are older and usually don’t feel compelled to hack my computer any more. Years ago, I password protected my computer when I found out that my daughter was reading the endings of my books before I’d printed them out. (A great evil!) Anyway, the kids thought the passwords were a challenge and took to leaving notes in my text to prove they could hack my system.
This makes me hope my children are not that computer-savvy when they get older! Sadly, judging by my lack of technical know-how, it won't be difficult at all for them to get the best of me.ReplyDelete
And now.... I really want to find that in one of the books. That is too funny!ReplyDelete
Good luck with revisions. I am elbows deep in them as well. Just know you're not alone in the slogging (Though I'm in the midst of a first pass, so it is pretty tragic)
That is absolutely hilarious! Your kids are so sweet and sneaky at the same time!ReplyDelete