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9/2/09

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Kinda funny that this is back to school time, because I too have homework. Today in the mail I got the final pages for my new YA novel The Gardener. Final pages are typeset and look like the real thing. Now, my job is to go through and see how many goofs I can find. I just made it to page 100 and have found about nine. Most of them are little, like an extra word, or something that doesn't make sense. But I did find one goof that was totally due to me not being an Oregon resident at the time I wrote the book. Because, now that I am an Oregonian, this thing totally jumped out at me like "It's illegal to do that in Oregon!" I'm not giving it away, but I will certainly give a big kudo to anyone who can figure out this one thing you are allowed to do in almost every other state EXCEPT Oregon.


7 comments:

Christy said...

I was an Oregonian for 11 years. You've got my curiosity up.

Sarah said...

Pump your own gas. I cheated. I live here.

Christy said...

Ah, yes. I remember. I always liked that service--gives people jobs.

Stephanie said...

I get very spoiled not having to get out of the car when it's cold. Funny, that I only caught that now that I live here.

Diane Adams said...

You're kidding. I'm packing my bags and moving up there.

Edie said...

What a luxury--not having to get out of your car on cold and rainy days! Congrats, Stephanie, on being so close to your next launch!

Stephanie said...

Thanks Edie! I think I have a year until it comes out though, nice to get all this stuff done early.