The copyedit chips that is, in this particular case.
But, in fact, the same principle applies when any big writing push is going down. Whenever I snatch a few moments r’n’r, there’s a good chance that I may want to spend it with a book.
But not a new book, that may demand and insist I keep reading to find out what happens.
In my few precious moments away from a project like a copyedit, I want a book where I know what happens so can just enjoy the company of old friends, reacquaint myself with an already familiar landscape—and can easily put it down where the break is over.
The book that’s currently keeping me copyedit company is a newer favourite, Kristen Cashore’s Bitterblue. And I am really enjoying the small bites approach and paying attention to the fine detail of just how good a story it is.
How about you—what are you reading right now, or hope to get into over the weekend?