More detail from my daughter's
The eagle motifs are based on a 6th c.Saragossa bird fibula, and the step work from the 7th c. Staffordshire Hoard.
Blame my blogging absence on three dwarves.
Because -- until x-rays prove otherwise -- I have a pinched sciatic nerve that makes lying, sitting, standing and walking more than mildly excruciating.
Because of the pain-killers my doctor prescribed -- drugs which apparently carry the street name, hillbillie heroin.
!! and !!!
(1) Because I have a perfectly good excuse for the tumbleweeds of dog hair rolling down the front hall.
(2) Because my son, who made a flying visit to take his poor old crippled mother to x-ray, pick up her medications, buy her groceries and do her banking, also up-dated her programs and installed new speakers on her PC.
(3) Because a real, live editor sent me real, live edits, and so far he has not denounced any points or passages I hold dear. He even wrote that it was good to work with someone who isn't indiscriminate with commas. (Ha! I'm sure I have fits of comma-itis like everyone else!)
Further, he sent a list of odd words from the MS -- like souterrains -- for me to verify before he sends them to the copy editor so the copy editor will not waste time querying their spelling and/or usage.
No sympathy, please -- just have patience with me.
Do you have any editing stories/procedures to share?
I don't dare read it -- because my heart was pounding too hard after just the excerpt -- but I recommend it!