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One part zen, one part nerves, and a dash of excitement gives you...

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((Artist Unknown)) ...a Melanie who is that much closer to publishing Child of Blackwen! I am finishing up the revision transfers today and I will take tomorrow and Wednesday to read through the manuscript so that there aren't any typos and whatnot. You have no idea how happy I am to be nearly done with this part of the process. I once believed that there was no end to "Constantly Editing Mel", but there is (halle-friggin'-lujah). I cannot and will not edit this manuscript any more than it already has been. I do like the changes I've made, don't get me wrong, I'm just tired now. A writer knows when enough is enough, and I've reached it for Child of Blackwen.  I will make my self-imposed deadline (Thursday)! Yay!!!! It's nice to know that even after being out of college for three years now, I can still finish by (and even before) when I'm supposed to. Once I send it back on the 31st, the interior design process will start. I am really excited …

The mother of all revisions, the Time Warp, and the hell called student loans.

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((Artist Unknown)) Student loans, the bane of my existence. My Monday morning started off by scolding a Sallie Mae rep for a mistake the company made, and at least that has been resolved...for now. I truly look forward to the day I am free from them...even if I am 85 by then. I did have some fun despite the loan depression from this weekend! Saturday night was the second annual Rocky Horror Picture Show live event at the Railyard. You bet I dressed up! I love doing so. Ever since I did the Brienne cosplay for the Game of Thrones costume contest, I've been braver about wearing costumes for everything else (I only stuck to going all out on Halloween). The nice thing about the live show this year was that there weren't very many children around (last year, the event was flooded with them). Not many of us were in costume either, which is saddening. It was still a great time though, and nothing beats sitting by the stage. Perhaps the white tutu will come out again for next year…

Revisions continued.

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((Artist Unknown)) Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a great 4th of July! I spent it with Mom and Shadow Weaver during the day, and I watched fireworks and shot some pool with friends during the nighttime. I also went to my first ever wine festival yesterday. I got carded at most of the tents, despite having an "of age" wristband. That's what I get for having a baby face. Even with the make-up, I sometimes get asked if I'm 18 (I used to get 16, especially when my hair was ridiculously long). I know, I know...I'll appreciate those comments when I'm older.  Yes, revisions are still going. I am starting from Chapter 10 today (I did A LOT last week). I changed things up on Saturday by going through three chapters instead of the usual two. I originally planned to do three chapters each day this week, but I remembered that some of my chapters are really long, so I decided to just go by ear during each session. I want to be done before the end of July, but I don'…