Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Editing Two Books Back To Back


Next week, I will officially be a published author. Alchemy comes out on October 11!

Today I have been up to my eyebrows in edits for another book that I hope to publish in January (Hidden Magic. SO EXCITING.)

It's crazy, but I feel like I've forgotten how to live my life.
I used to be so much better at balance than I am these days, and yet I was never really very good.

 Next week I'll be starting to write the sequel to Alchemy, and I hope it is the only writing project I'll have for a while. I've got marketing and formatting and blog posts to write, but I've also got rooms to clean and children to enjoy and meals to prepare and gardens to get ready for winter, and garages to clean and the inside of a windshield I've needed to clean since LAST WINTER, but I only ever think of it when I'm driving and the sun shines just right and nearly blinds me.

I know this post feels like one great big run-on sentence, but it's a metaphor, see? For the editing process, which you should never do with two books back to back. That's a sure-fire recipe for insanity. Hopefully temporary insanity, because I'm almost done. Wish me luck! And forgive me for this bizarre post. Next month will be much better. Oh wait. That's Nanowrimo. Oh no...

3 comments :

  1. Congrats on your book release next week. I am intrigued by your book title Alchemy. It has a magical sound to it.

    Rachna Chhabria
    Co-host IWSG
    Rachna's Scriptorium

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  2. Congratulations! Can't wait to hear more about Alchemy.

    I'm currently doing an edit for one wip and writing a first draft of another at the same time, and it's exhausting. I can't imagine editing two books back-to-back.

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  3. Congrats. I'm currently editing, formatting,expanding and torturing my poetry book (with hot forks and eels) in the hope of coming out with a new, corrected-and-expanded print edition, and a cheap ebook edition (or free, but maybe that's TOO cheap). Editing sucks because you have to pay attention to stuff. All the time. And then you gotta go back and go through it again to see what you missed.

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