Thursday, September 4, 2008

Some Edits Are Just More Painful

Got my edits last night for Sorcerer’s Lover and there are some things I need to fix and expand on. At first I was pretty discouraged about it but I am feeling better about it this morning. No one really likes hearing something they’d written needs work. But I can handle what needs to be done. It’s not that big a deal. The book is already contracted so it should be fine. Worse case scenario is it comes out in October. I work fast, too, as I told my editor.

Last night one of my published writer friends mentioned all the stuff you still have to worry about as a published author. Edits, more edits, reviewing contracts, more edits. It never stops and you never stop learning as a writer, I think.

So the other day I had a discussion with this same fellow author about being sick of our own books. At least the ones we’ve sold.

It comes to the point in edits and final line edits and proofs that you just go, ugh, not this damn story again.

At some point you can go back and read it and think, okay this didn’t suck after all. That’s always a good thing.

Messing around with some new looks for the Blog. Does it work? I like the blue.

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