Well, editing started two weeks ago and I can honestly say that I am more nervous now than I have been through this entire process thus far. I still don’t have the book in my hands. The editors are doing their things, making a bunch of ‘red marks’ on it, and then I will get my opportunity to fix the things that are wrong. I think that’s what scares me – the fact that I know there are things that are wrong with it.
Obviously I am a rookie at this. Obviously there will be errors that need to be fixed – punctuation, grammar tense, etc. Spell check can only catch so much 🙂 I think I am most nervous about seeing all the errors and knowing that there is still along road ahead before anyone gets to read what I have put so much of my heart and soul into.
So, next month begins my journey which I have promised to take you along for. The editing on my part, the deadlines, the late nights fixing and rewriting. You get to take that journey with me. The fun part for you (and probably me too) will be when I am finally able to release sneak peaks to you like the cover! (I am so excited to be a part of that process.)
To give you an idea of what I am looking forward to would be impossible. I think I may still be in shock about the fact that someone is actually taking the time to publish my book. There are so many aspects to this that I am anxious for, excited about and upset about at the same time. I wish the process would move faster as I am one of the most impatient people in the world. Those of you who know me personally understand this. Those of you who don’t well let me put it to you this way… I don’t like to play the waiting game. I like for things to happen at the snap of my fingers and anything less than that it unacceptable at times.
So, most of the time I like to take matters into my own hands, work at my own speed and get things accomplished way before there is a fear of a deadline looming. I can’t help it, it’s just how I operate. With that being said, I have a little news that I thought I should share…
This will be a series! Book two has been written, beginning to end… it’s finished. I have some modification I would like to make to make the story line stronger in my opinion but for all intensive purposes, it’s finished. Book three is in the works. I have completed a rough layout and plan to start writing it in the next week or so.
I would like to thank a few people for inspiring me even though I don’t think they even know that they have. Their books have been some of my favorites. Their journey through an industry that can swallow you whole of spit you out has been amazing to watch. Congratulations to all of these wonder authors for inspiring other to write, to take their dreams and make them happen. Thank you!