I am deep into editing the sequel to my first novel, Hunting Mariah. I am nearly through it for the fourth or maybe fifth time. I can’t remember now.
The more I look at it the more I want to change things up a little. I tweak it here and delete it there. It’s driving me crazy!
All you authors out there, how do you feel about editing? Does it drive you insane? When do you feel you have completed your editing?
Just when I think I am done, I find something else that I need to change. I had to take some time out of it after last night when I completed editing 16 chapters. Tonight I completed up to Chapter 29. There are 32 chapters in all unless I add more. Sigh!
I have to apologize to my Beta Readers for taking so long to get the MS to them. Sorry ladies! I am trying to complete it today and send it along to you by tomorrow, hopefully. I babysit my youngest grandson two days a week, Mondays and Wednesdays, and will do my best to get to it in between playing with him. He keeps me hopping. Fun times!
After working on one book for a while I get antsy and want to move on. I have another story that came to me in a dream that I need to write down. It’s a romance. I also have the beginnings of a series for girls that keeps popping into my head! Then there’s that YA fantasy that is waiting for my edits. Oh boy! They are like spoiled children who are vying for my attention! I have to whip them into shape and push them aside until this book is done.
In the meantime, my husband has begun a new children’s book about a dog. I have another book, a fairy tale, waiting in the wings for his attention. Poor guy! I keep him hopping.
Our house is a place where we are always creating something new. We do take some time off to go out to a movie and dinner or to kick back and watch some TV, read a book or just relax.
Well, back to the drawing board. I will finish editing tomorrow and then move on to the next phase – my Beta Readers.
Wish me luck! Stay tuned for when this new book will be published!
Thanks for stopping by to read about my latest endeavor.
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