I've been going over my copyedits.
Copyediting is when a person with supposed eagle eyes goes over the manuscript and spots things like, oh, I don't know, someone getting a drink twice in a page, for example (my characters make that mistake a lot, the little boozehounds).
I'm not sure that the copyeditor really gets my writing, though. One character said 'ballache' and the comment said 'is this French?'
Recently I've been thinking about my internet diet and wondering what other people look at regularly. What blogs do you love? What sites can't you live without (or, let's be honest, you could live without but would much rather not)? For me, these sites are all creative diversions. I browse to clear my mind after or, actually, between writing. Kind of like recess at school.
www.topshop.com - amen
www.twitter.com - don't knock it till you've tried it
www.mrstrefusis.blogspot.com - lovely, warm, thoughtful (but not self-indulgent in the least, unlike so many) blog - and she loves Jilly Cooper so is clearly a kindred
www.refinery29.com - consistently awesome fashion styling
www.nymag.com - yes I live in London not New York but there's something delightfully inclusive and happy about this site, and I love their newsy bites in The Cut, Grub Street and Vulture
www.talliroland.blogspot.com - london debut chicklit author who blogs brilliantly
www.gofugyourself.com - funny as hell
www.chicklitreviews.com and www.novelicious.com - someone in publishing needs to employ these girls; their knowledge of the chicklit market is truly awesome and their reviews are ace (not just saying that cos they were nice about The Dating Detox, I pinkie-swear it)
www.adsoftheworld.com - stimulates the creative juices
www.thehuffingtonpost.com - smart, in-the-know news-n-diversions
www.sheerluxe.com - first port of call for any birthday / christening / christmas shopping
www.i-escape.com - for pretend boutique holiday planning
www.vanityfair.com - just a brilliant read, and the VF Daily blog featured moi so obviouslah is especially awesome
www.goop.com - I love her, so there
www.dailycandy.com - like having a clued-up (albeit obsessed-with-the-cool-kids) friend who tells you everything everyone else will be doing this weekend
www.thrillist.com - kind of a daily candy for boys
www.makeupalley.com - i never buy any makeup without checking the reviews here first
www.lettersofnote.com - interesting/odd/important/fascinating letters that always make me sigh and think, in a good way
What about you? What are your favourite sites for playtime?