I HAVEN’T POSTED IN AWHILE, BUT THAT’S BECAUSE I’ve been busy editing. It’s been a challenge, since Life seems to have a way of butting it’s nose in regularly: doctor’s appointments, working on getting my taxes done (still not ready for the accountant), mundane house/yard work, meetings, art classes (I’ve cut it down from four to two, and was given permission to play hooky as needed–that made me happy)…and I’ve started to walk to clear my mind and make a healthier me. All of this cuts into time to work on the editing process.
I have found that (up until this week) my editing has gone smoothly–just minor spelling, sentence structure and descriptive changes, plus adding a bit more depth to the characters and plot. And, I’ve got a new title for the book — I’m keeping that a secret for now. Only a few people know it and I’m keeping it that way. So far, only really positive responses to the new title!
But now, I am at the point where I have a major problem in the story — I was trying to write without having the manuscript in front of me (the ideas hit me at odd times) and am finding all sorts of inconsistencies and timeline issues. At least I am at the half way point and once these issues are resolved, I’ll be able to present the first half to my four beta readers for their stamp of approval and critique.
As a matter of fact, I think they will receive it — fingers crossed — by the end of the month, barring any major Life intrusions…that alone makes me happy and excited! Knowing that I am actually nearing the end of the process is what’s keeping me going. It is truly a wonderful feeling.
So, I will bid you adieu so I can get back to work! I’ll keep you posted with more personal musings later.
Happy Spring to you all!