Thursday, February 5, 2009

The editing has begun and cover art!

I got my edits yesterday from my lovely editor, Sasha. She gave me some very pointed notes first about where I need to fix some things within the book. And I totally agree with her on all of it.

The funny thing about writing is that you know your book is not perfect, can tell there are things that could be better, but you do get to a point where you either can't see how to fix it exactly or just don't have the heart to do it. You need that push to MAKE you do it.

I have two weeks to finish the editing. Yesterday I did about 20 pages, which is a good pace. I'd like to finish the edits earlier, but I won't go nuts trying to do that. Better to take my time and get it right the first time, then go too quickly and make mistakes or not do my best writing.

I'm adding some good stuff where the story was a bit bare. Making the whole thing just deeper and more emotional.

I also got a look at my cover art yesterday!!!!!!!! And it is GORGEOUS. I hopefully can share it soon, but it has to get the final stamp of approval before I can use it on my website or anywhere else. So stay tuned. Should be any day now!

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