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Thursday, August 6, 2009

What 248 Pieces of Paper Look Like

There's something very satisfying about printing out your manuscript and holding it in your hands. It feels very -- real. Hence the reason books will always be fabulous and those convenient E-books, though popular, will always be second-best. Haha, Kindle. Haha.

8 comments:

Lisa and Laura said...

I agree. I would be devastated if books ever disappeared forever. There's just something about holding the physical pages in your hand...

But I will say, the Kindle is kind of addictive. Like book crack.

Natalie said...

Ooo, good luck with that beast! I just finished my line edits. My head's still spinning a little.

Mariah Irvin said...

I love holding a lot of paper! I'm afraid to print my manuscript out though; I'm running out of ink!

sraasch said...

L&L -- They should start a support group. Kindle Users Anonymous. Ooo I want that on a t-shirt...

Nat -- I actually do my line edits on the computer. For some reason I can never do them by hand; I end up being unable to read my handwriting, so it's safer to do them on Word, then print it out for a final read-through, sans-line-edits. I should've been a doctor, the way my handwriting is so awful.

Mariah -- Printing this MS out drained my printer :( I was putting off printing it out because ink is so expensive. Alas, the sacrifices we make as writers...

Renee Collins said...

I LOVE getting hard copies of my books. It makes them seem so . . . real.

My hubby printed out my very first novel at his work. When he came home and handed me the manuscript, I couldn't hold back the tears. :)

Good luck with line edits! I'll be there soon. (bleh)

ElanaJ said...

Only 248??? LOL. Very cool!

K. M. Walton said...

It does feel so incredibly real. Congrats on that moment!!

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