Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Now, for the next step

What a feeling to know you've completed a job well done. Apart from some technical layouts my manuscript is practically ready to be submitted to the printers. What a feeling.

My editor at The Wild Rose Press, Katherine, really managed to get me to dig deep and revise my story better than I could have done without her guidelines, and at my first attempt, too. I looked in the mirror last night and thought: Yes. I can do this.

Friday, March 2, 2007

Back to work

I didn't realise how much I needed my break until I got back today from the countryside. It was great. No computer, no telephone, no disturbance. Pure pleasure with my children, and my partner. Now it's back to work if I'm to realise my ambitions of becoming a successful writer. At least the hard work is already done. The novel is written. All I need do is check, edit, revise and rewrite 300 pages. No problem. It's about a month's work, and it'll keep my mind busy while I wait for the verdict on my first novel that's still being dissected by my editor. I'm nervous. Revisions aren't easy and I'm scared she's going to want the novel revised again- or is it a case of me not being satisfied with my own work? I don't know. Anyway, I've a backup. The second book which I'll be submitting to the Crimson line at The Wild Rose Press at the end of the month. Wish me luck- on both accounts.

But not to leave my editor out of the picture I'm completing a second story for the English Tea Rose line as we speak- er, chat.

See ya!