Still working on those edits for ‘Samuel’s Girl’. The editor wanted to change a line and her alternative included the word ‘gotten’. That word will never appear in anything with my name on it. All the other edits I can work with or accept but that one is a deal breaker. It is the height of laziness and can always be replaced with a proper word. So I’ll argue about other edits, give in on most because the changes aren’t all that important, but on that one I am immovable. No.
Most changes are just changes into American spelling. Which is fair enough, it’s an American publisher.
No time to hunt out today’s antismoking hate, but I did spot the most impressive addition to an OO scale railway that I’ve ever seen.
It just needs rails…
He did it with boxes from breakfast cereals and whisky. Sounds like the kind of retirement I could enjoy.