Wow, it’s been a grueling month with revisions, compounded by my mom being very ill. Not so easy to stop in the middle of edits (especially if it’s one of those intense scenes) and rush to doctors and hospitals. I can’t just tuck the worry away either when I get back to the computer, at least now right away. But I finally got it done before deadline. Yay!!!
Mucho thanks goes to multipubbed author and cp Sharon for the brainstorming session over the phone. Talking out and resolving a plot problem was invaluable, especially since it was done two weeks before deadline. Two freaking weeks??? What was I thinking??? The pep talk was an added bonus I sorely needed. 🙂
More thanks goes to super Super author and cp Amy for reading and critting the revised version, all 411 pages, in two days. Also for the contant emails cheering me on. It’s humbling when friends’ faith in me is more than I can muster at the time.
I owe you both!
Now the really good news. I FedExed the manuscript to my editor this morning, so now it’s just a matter of waiting to see if she likes Gil’s and Josie’s story. I’ll let you know when I hear from her. 🙂
So I’m taking friend Liz’s advice and chilling for twenty-four. Then I have a Christmas short story to write asap. Will tell you more about that one later.
Until till next time– Adios!