The copy-edits are done. Ahead of time.
In the end, there wasn’t much to sweat about.
Turns out that the copy editor doesn’t like sentence fragments. Like this. I don’t over use them. But I do use them. From time to time. For effect. I do other things copy editors don’t like. Knowing they won’t like them. But doing them all the same.
Repetition. For rhetorical effect. I don’t subscribe to the view that all repetition is bad. Always. Sometimes it’s good. Just sometimes.
Sometimes my punctuation, or sentence structure, is dictated by the rules of emotion, rather than the rules of grammar.
Sometimes I make howling, embarrassing, mortifying mistakes. These are picked up by the copy editor. For which I am grateful. Eternally so. Or at least very.
I stayed calm. I considered every comment. Sometimes I was forced to reconsider what I had written. And I came up with something better.
All good. It’s all good.