The First Revision!!!

You GUYS… next week I get the first revision back from my editor.  😱😱😱 I’m beside myself. I’m excited to see what she’s done with my work, and I’m dreading fixing all of the errors lol. It’s weird that now that I’ve moved on from researching, to writing, to editing that I’ve lost interest in the entire project. Which is silly. I mean my writing is finished, but I still have a lot of work to do before it hits the shelves, and yet I don’t feel the urgent need to write like I have in the past.

I mean, that’s been the reason I set about to write everything down in the first place: to get it out of my head. On that front at least I’ve been successful. It will be so exciting to actually hold the book in my hands for the first time though. It’s one thing being online where I can pull up the archives and read through it if I feel obligated, but it’s an entirely different matter to hold the freshly printed pages in my fingers and flip through everything. To see my cover art come to life, and to have it listed for sale. Even if it sits on shelves and rots to nothing, or one person picks it up out of sheer curiosity I’ll still be excited.

All the years of supporters telling me “You should write a book!” have finally paid off. Maybe once this project is finished I can get back to my fictional writing. I’ve neglected that aspect of my writing life for several years. I need to get back to it.

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4 thoughts on “The First Revision!!!

  1. See, this is why I could never be a SUCCESSFUL writer. I love telling the story to myself as I write it, but the work that comes afterwards seems somehow stripped of the reward.

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  2. Yeah… now that I’ve moved on from the bulk of the writing part I’ve sort of lost all of my oomph. I have a dead line with the editor though so that will at least keep me going for a while lol

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