First Draft to Proof: The Language of Bees (6)

These are pages six and seven of the final draft of The Language of Bees. The tentative first draft here has a clear sense (to the author, anyway) of where it is going and what needs to take place here, at the beginning, to set the scene for the pages to come.

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Comments

  1. Rrrgghh! When will I learn? I wasn’t going to read any more. I WILL NOT read the next offering. Will not, I tell you! Nine weeks and 4 days. Maybe your daughter could add one of those little counter thingies so I don’t have to keep checking and calculating!!

  2. strawberry curls says:

    La Donna, FYI there is one of those counter thingies on the VBC home page, and on Mary Russell’s MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/maryrussell I check them often. –Alice

  3. Tantalizing, Laurie! Thanks so much for these glimpses.

  4. Perfect, thanks Alice!!

  5. classics_fiend says:

    Who is that letter from?!?!

    I love the sneak peeks, thanks Mrs. King! It’s so neat to see how your editing process works!

  6. classics_fiend says:

    Sorry, I only read the first page. . .

    How *does* swarming qualify as madness?

  7. Oh the suspense….

    Debenham’s…I like that. You know there’s a Debenham’s in Jakarta. I purchased a load of socks. I do enjoy the way you integrate a number of contemporary events and advertising all into these two pages. Brilliant and most impressive. Even Leopold and Loeb!

    Please tell me Russell is not jealous of said letter!

    I hope you and your family are well. All the best! C.

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