I’m a writer. Left to my own devices, I would probably never stop fiddling with a story. I still find places in things I wrote twenty years ago that I’d change, fix, re-write, update, flesh out….you get the idea.
So there comes a point in every manuscript where I have to make myself take my hands off it and send it to my editor. I’ve reached that point with Where Shadows Fall.
Later today I will be sending it off to my hard working editor who will correct all of my typos, point out the places where I don’t tie things together, ask me what was I thinking here, give me comments on characters and characterization and give me feedback on what’s missing, what needs more fleshing out and how to fill up that plot hole I didn’t even see.
When I get it back from her, I’ll be a step closer to ready to submit to my publisher. Before submission, however, it’s my turn to use what she gives me to make the story shine.
Finishing this book is a milestone. It ends the story begun in Through Shade and Shadow, and closes off a chapter in my writing life. There are so many stories bursting inside my head and I can’t wait to see where they take me next!
Now, to a cup of coffee and the day job. Happy Wednesday, Readers!!