I'm at my family's house. It's wonderful. I was, however, a little busy this weekend. I think everyone worried about me a bit. After all, I sat at the computer and talked to myself for hours on end...
But wait! I'm not certifiable, I promise. I've finally learned the trick to line-editing.
Read your book out loud.
The whole thing. Just sit there and read every word, every sentence, out loud. Not only do you not glaze over any areas because you're familiar with them, but you also get a feel for the rhythm of what you're reading. If you say a sentence and without thinking switch two words around, odds are that's how they should be written.
Anyway, it works for me, and I feel really confident about the shape Paranormalcy's in. And now, as a well-earned break from staring at the screen and mumbling to myself, Hot Stuff and I are going away. I'll be MIA until Thursday. I've no doubt you'll do just fine without me.
Besides, if you get too lonely, you can always just sit here and read my posts out loud to yourself. And then tell me all of the mistakes I make.