Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Editing Sucks!

It took me only three months to write my urban fantasy novel. The writng process was so smooth. I almost never hit a bump. Not one spout of writer's block. I finished writing the book at the end of January. I've been editing ever since...

February, March, and this beginning half of April I've been knee-deep in my own writing, foraging through for mistakes and inconsistencies. It's challeging and tedious. I'm on Chapter 21 of 30 right now and the end seems nowhere in sight.

I'm excited to get the finished product off my desk and onto the desk of my editor extradonaire, but it seems so far in the distance.

I'm already formulating my ideas for my next book. It's taking a whole new spin, but I've reined back on getting too involved in it, so I can focus on finishing this first novel.

I love the writing process. It's so relaxing and comforting. Just to think these ideas were uniquely formulated from my whack-job brain is a tremendous confidence booster.

I know my editor will most likely rip it apart, but I'm looking forward to it. I can't wait to get an outsider's opinion. Not one person has laid eyes on my work yet (my decision) and I can't wait to see if I'm on point or way off the mark.

Writing the story of Macy Holmes' adventures in the fictional town of Bougainvillea, Florida has been exciting. I'm anxious to present it to the world to see if others are as excited as I am.

Back to editing...More updates to come, plus a sneak peek summary of "Culture Shock" - the name of my novel.