Edits upon Edits

I feel like I am discovering my novel for the first time. I have spent almost 6 years working on this book, and finally I feel like I am truly discovering the characters. It’s amazing what a Editor can truly do for a writer. It’s changing the way I read, the way I think of a sentence. The way I perceive the chapter and story structure.

This started out as a random and fun hobby, and it’s turned into a truly incredible experience. Easy, never; amazingly rewarding, always!

Now I have been editing for about 2 hours, and I am on page 6…making progress. Not giving up though. You peeps deserve a book after all these years, and I am going to give it to you…one day 🙂

Life’s Little Road Blocks…

I keep staring at my editor’s email with the most recent notes for my Manuscript. I want to dive in, I want to just attack it with a GUSTO! But I can’t, I am at work and I must finish my work work before I go home and do my own wonderful super exciting work.

Oh life, why do you get in the way of my plans!

Later tonight I will be writing, drink a wonderful glass of wine and enjoying the freedom of working on what I want to work on 🙂

Wait…you mean my Manuscript wasn’t perfect?

So remember how incredibly excited I was a couple of weeks ago when I pressed the GO button on my email sending my Manuscript to my editor? Well, that excitement builds and builds until you get the manuscript back and then….you see RED.

At first you think, “AHHHH, I am such a horrible writer!” All those edits, fixes, restructure and reformatting. And then you think, “Oh god, why did I decide to do this? I’m volunteering my time to something that I truly suck at!” And then, you read through the notes and you see the direction you are needing to go.

I’ll be honest, it is hard to see so many edits and changes to your hard work but, it’s like someone turning on the light to your masterpiece that you have been building in the dark. My editor has shown me the way to a better work of art, and I can’t even believe how blind I have been to some serious plot holes. Truly, if you ever for even a second think that you don’t need an editor you are full of the most crude and ripe fecal material on this planet!

Writing a novel is hard, going through all the edits and making the changes is also really difficult but it’s so incredibly rewarding. I am polishing and perfecting a story I just want to share with all of you. I can’t wait to finish, I am working hard to get this jem out to you all sooner.

So note for the day, even if you have a lot of work to do to make something perfect, it’s so incredibly worth it. I am now back to the editing table, need to start working on the first chunk of edits.

Big thanks to my girl Ashley Carlson, she just gave me a ton of work to do and I couldn’t be more excited! I am going to make this perfect Ash, and I won’t stop until I do!

I FINALLY handed over my Manny to my EDITOR!!!

I can’t believe it, but I have sent the first 8 Chapters of my Manny to my Editor. I have paid the deposit, I have signed the contract…THIS IS HAPPENING!!!

I can’t even begin to explain how incredibly excited I am for this moment. Not to mention the fact that I now ALSO have a contact for a possible agent. Looking forward to updating you all on that as well 🙂

For now, just know that the book is still moving forward with steady and upwards progress. I am hoping to have a copy to send around to some Beta readers if anyone is interested starting Dec 1st.

Look forward to seeing the template version of my first book cover. It is in the works!!!