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!
September 29th, 2006 at 7:40 am · Link
Jan, great going on meeting your goal! I know it wasn’t easy, but you have great determination that will make you a successful writer.
September 29th, 2006 at 9:03 am · Link
Thanks, Edie. I know you’ve got that drive, too. 🙂
October 2nd, 2006 at 9:39 am · Link
Hooray! Congrats on all your recent sales and for finishing up your revisions…I know you’ve been working so hard! Although you did take a needed break to read about my nasty MIL…I appreciate that! Love you!
October 2nd, 2006 at 10:15 am · Link
Hey, I always have time to read about that bitch, lol. She’s gonna end up in one of my books one day, in all her nasty back-biting-bitch glory. 😉
October 2nd, 2006 at 11:58 am · Link
Oh don’t worry, Jan 😉 You’ll have your turn talking me down from the ledge hehehe.
WOohoo on mailing that puppy!
October 2nd, 2006 at 12:01 pm · Link
LOL, Sharon, it is scary out there. Call me anytime. 😉
October 2nd, 2006 at 7:08 pm · Link
What Sharon said!
Jan, you did it all yourself. Sharon and I helped you puke it out. *g* I think Hilary will love it!
October 3rd, 2006 at 7:36 am · Link
Oh, you did that and more, Amy. 🙂 Now it’s a wait-see if you guys are right and my editor loves MST. 🙂
October 3rd, 2006 at 3:09 pm · Link
Fingers crossed for another SALE!!! 🙂
October 4th, 2006 at 8:08 am · Link
Hey, Michelle, I’ll drink to that!!! 😉