After finishing another fantastic writer’s workshop and getting back my last chapter from my supreme beta reader (you rock!), I’ve sent off my manuscript to an editor I found through wonderful recommendations. Yay!
It took me awhile to stop staring at my MS for the umpteenth time, checking and re-checking for any last tweaks, and press SEND. It has been two and half years since I began this novel and I can’t believe I’m getting closer and closer to seeing that beautiful copy in my hands. I can’t wait until I read it cover to cover in print version–nice and chunky in my hands– instead of this flat computer screen. This flat screen I’ve been glued to all this time, mesmerized by the same words over and over again. This laptop that has a tired file littered with so many different revisions kept for safe-keeping that I will probably never look at again.
Well, I received an email almost immediately letting me know my editor got my MS and said she could have it back for me mid-July. MID-JULY!! This is really happening! I am so excited to see what corrections she suggests and how she can improve the story. She is freelancing but also works in publishing presently so I have such great expectations for her.
In the meantime, I will force myself to forget about this book for now and begin to start the endless (it sure does feel that way) revisions that the sequel is screaming for and read as much as I can about what’s ahead for me on this self-publishing trail.