So the edits are in…
Much to my dismay as a 1) first time writer 2) impatient person, there are MANY steps to writing.
Of course I wrote the book, then it was edited (approximately 97 times). Then there was the agent and publisher queries (aka begging). Then the magical moment when I got picked up.
Now the publisher has sent their edits.
“More edits?” you’re probably thinking. (If you’re a seasoned writer you’re laughing at me.)
Yes, more edits. So this makes like, 98 times the book has been edited. I would be insulted, but we all know my tagline is “I’m not a writer” so I’m blissfully unaffected. My goal is to have them back to the publisher by Saturday.
That was the PLAN. I sat down around 1030 pm last night (after a full day of work) to “just glance over the RC”. (The read copy, with the edits incorporated into it.)
I shouldn’t tell you this, but I will. I made it for about 19 pages and then I was out. Fast asleep. Mouth open, phone on the floor kind of sleeping.
IT IS NOT BECAUSE THE BOOK IS BORING! (I’m saying this part really loudly) I think it’s the fact that it was the 900th time I had read it, 1030 pm at night, and already kind of tired.
So now I will stop procrastinating and go back to reading, while I’m wide awake!