I started revising my latest GURPS Dungeon Fantasy book tonight.
It's a slow slog of going through comments, finding errors, correcting them, and then re-checking them. It's finding weird formatting errors that crept into Word's Styles because I tapped the keys and typed something with a Japanese keyboard setup (or on my Japanese PC). It's a lot of changing , to ; and ; to , or deleting them both or noticing that I made one bold and italic but the end comma only bold. Stuff like that.
It's kind of a pain.
It makes a better book on the other end, but while you'll hear crud about "you have to kill your babies" and authors fighting editors over a word . . . you don't hear so much about how it's a slog through corrections.
One thing I like about SJG is that they make authors do those corrections. I get a lot of little stuff wrong - but less of them wrong than before. I'm learning to do more of it right the first time.
There is great joy in writing. But writing to spec is tough and correcting to spec is part of the deal.
That's what I'm up to, if my blog seems a little on the brief side for a few days. I'm trying to knock this stuff out, finish my update of The Lost City for game on Sunday, and roll into next week with this off of my plate.