Monday, January 17, 2011

Editing woes

I am in the process of editing my second book right now, tentatively titled IF I FALL. I think I'm just a little obsessed with editing and finishing this thing! I have read it through several times, had my beta readers read it, then sent it out to some of my writing friends to critique it for me, and now my husband it reading it/proofing it for me. He is the king of finding missing words and awkward sentences (I am the queen of skipping words when I type!).

So last night I start dreaming about people giving me feedback on my book. I woke up feeling exhausted! It's probably just time to send it in. Sometimes it's really hard to send a book into a publisher, though. With Meg's Melody, I finished it, and it took almost three months to work up the nerve to send it out. There were many times that I almost didn't (and my mom would pep talk me into sending it it, which is part of the reason why she gets a whole paragraph in the acknowledgments section of my book. My mom rocks!) I think I'm going through the same thing here. I'm totally dragging my heels over writing a synopsis for IF I FALL. But I've made a deadline for myself. I WILL start sending it out the last week of February no matter what (earlier, if I can talk myself into it.) The last week of February is the ANWA conference (check out the widget for more info), so it's a good deadline for me.

Here's to crossing fingers that I'll stop being such a wimp!

On another, blog tour related note...
Today Fire and Ice has posted a review of Meg's Melody. Stop by and comment for a chance to win a copy.
Also, if you get the chance, check out this post, and leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of Joan Soward's latest book, The Star Prophesy.

4 comments:

  1. i love to read the true thoughts and feelings that go on inside people's heads. thanks for sharing yours. its so easy to think that everyone else is so confident in their work but i'm glad to see that i'm not alone. i'm sure your second book will be great!

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  2. You don't have to talk to me about wimpiness... I have nearly 8 finished projects and am querying ONE. ONE. Though, I'm determined to send the other to Cedar Fort, THIS WEEK. We'll see...

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  3. ahh! Good luck sweetie :) You're amazing!

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  4. Kaylee send it in right now I got Meg's Melody yesterday and finifhed it in three hours. You are an amazing writer I'm so proud of you

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