Usually I don't have quite this many markups. OTOH, usually I haven't rewritten a book four or five times. There's stuff where I just managed to not see that I'd screwed up the punctuation after revising a scene eight hundred times, or where a sentence that made sense once has utterly ceased to, thanks to random infractions of words that no longer belong. It's not all just me; a lot of stuff is the copy editor, but despite my earlier bitching, it's not all just her, either.
...wow. Good mail day. I just got the official cover for HEART OF STONE (and it's *gorgeous*. I will see if they can email me a jpg which will be a nicer condition image than my scan would be, but if not I'll scan it and show it off), and I got royalty statements. URBAN SHAMAN has sold some 36,000 copies in the last two years. I don't *know* 36,000 people. O.O I am eternally, eternally grateful to all of you who have bought a copy...and to the 35,650 other people who have also bought copies that I can't personally thank. :)
Back to work now, and feeling more chipper about it, too! :)