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You guys, yesterday. Yesterday was a day of days! I sent off my first round of edits on Sing, Sweet Nightingale to my editors and my agent! It is done!
Seriously. I finished! It was starting to feel impossible, but I did it. There is light at the end of the tunnel!
After I sent off the email, I read a book. Like, one I hadn’t written! That hasn’t happened in a long time. After that, though… That’s when I started doubting my sanity because I just kept wandering over to my computer and opening up my folder of writing projects and scrolling through it trying to decide what to work on next. And not just next. I wanted to work on something right that second.
Some advice from me, learn how to take a break and celebrate your triumphant moments! Even if you have to force yourself to do it. Otherwise, you’ll find yourself at your computer on a night you should be taking off staring at your next WIP.
As great as my enforced night off was, I’m very excited about the three projects lined up on my To-do list. Just to give you an idea:
One of them is a contemporary I co-wrote with my bestie Lani Woodland. The characters in that book are so adorable just thinking about them makes me happy!
The second project is The Dream War Saga Book 2. It’s already halfway done, but I need to finish it so that it can start going through the same rounds of edits Sing is suffering now! I’m really excited about the way this series is taking shape and I can’t wait to see it fleshed out and finished! Eek!! 😀
The third book on my To-do list will probably have to stay on the back burner a bit longer. While my agent is waiting for revisions on my contemporary with Lani and my editors are waiting for the first draft of TDWS Book 2, there are no expectations on this still untitled project. It’s completely captured my imagination, though. I have it half written and I so want to go back and finish it! Soon. Definitely (hopefully) soon. And, actually, it’s kind of nice to have a project with no deadline in sight.
So, that’s what I will be working on in the meantime. Look for more Sing revision updates when I receive my next edit letter. Hopefully this one will be 1/10th as long as the last one. Probably not, but I can dream, right?
Eek!! Thank you! The changes were so heavy, but OMG SO WORTH IT! Story is a bajillion times better and I know it'll only shine more after the next few edits. Exciting times! 😀
They are. Genius perfectionists is what I like to call them. Because it is so true! O.O
They are very good at pulling out the best. So grateful for that.
Hooray! I hope you've had a little time to breath now 🙂
Haha! Thanks! My schedule is definitely lighter in the next six weeks than it has been in the past six weeks, so I think I'll make it! Still have plenty to keep me busy, but a little more breathing room is definitely good! 😀