We finagled an upgraded suite at the Ponderosa Lodge -- and it's great. Not a lot of people this time of year.
Nevertheless, didn't sleep very well. Nothing wrong with the room, just being away from home. I always seem to have a rough first night on trips. Finally figured out the air-conditioning at 3:00 in the morning. (We like our sleep space cold.)
So I read the first 100 pages last night, copy-editing. Amazing how many little things you miss. The eye skips right over them. I'll do one more copy-edit before I let this go.
Not changing much, a word here and there.
I call it a Cyber-punk Hobbit, but the cyber part is pretty basic -- that is, it is a big plot element, but I don't go into specifics. Can't. Just don't have the know-how.
One thing I'd like to ask you all. I have them needing to break into an actual data center to change/destroy information. In the meeting leading up to it, I'm saying something along the lines of:
"We've been able to hack into every system where the information is stored, except one. There is a data center that has a firewall we can't get past." Blah, blah.
Is that the slightest bit credible? What would make it credible? I need them to need to break into the data center, so I need an explanation.
Going the copy-edit the rest of the book before work, I hope. Then copy-edit again tomorrow. Hopefully, between the auto system on the computer and my own eyes, I'll catch everything.
It's a fast read, all right. Not exactly deep. It's what I meant it to be. Hopefully fun.
4 days ago