Wednesday, May 18, 2011

PLEASE LET THE END BE IN SIGHT

Today I am feeling a bit disheartened. Why? Well I have been editing my first novel for a while now. A Year and a half to be exact. The funny thing is that it only took me 3 months to write it. It currently feels as if I won't ever get past the editing process. I know editing is necessary but 9 drafts of the same book? No, I think it is time to stop editing already. At least that is how I feel. My brother who wasn't very enthusiastic about my writing, read my book and has recently joined my personal cheer section and wants nothing more than for me to be published. He believes I am that good. He, like me, is a perfectionist and reminds me constantly to make my manuscript perfect. It can be a bit tiresome wanting to be perfect all the time.

The other reason I am a bit bummed is that I completely missed my 1 year blog anniversary! The horror! I don't know how the 17Th of May passed me by. I only realized that today is the 18Th. And the sad part is that you only have your first blog birthday once...

So... A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL MY FOLLOWERS. I APPRECIATE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU. THANK YOU FOR ALWAYS BEING THERE FOR ME AND CATCHING ME WHEN AT TIMES I KEPT FALLING. YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME. AN EXTRA BIG THANK YOU TO HEATHER GARDNER. WE BOTH STARTED IN THE SAME MONTH BUT YOU HAVE ENCOURAGED AND HELPED ME ALONG SINCE THE BEGINNING. THANK YOU. I COULDN'T HAVE REACHED THIS MILESTONE WITHOUT YOU.

9 comments :

  1. I know how you feel. Writing is fun. Editing gets tiresome. Have you tried writing something new while you are finishing edits?

    Good luck!!

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  2. You made me smile...I think birthdays should last at least a week, so blogiversaries probably should too. That said, now I have to go look up when my blogiversary is! Sometime in December...

    Carla

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  3. Tonja - Thank you for the great advice. I do tend to write on other projects but then it is a question of the editing never getting done. I am not very good at multi tasking at the moment. Thank you for the nice words.

    Carla - I am glad I could make you smile. I think you are right about the week long blogiversary. Thank you.

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  4. Happy Blogirthday!

    No, nine revisions aren't too many, it takes as many as it takes. The fact that you are still doing shows the work necessary to get published, so hang in there.

    I gave you an award on my blog, go get it girlie.

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  5. I understand how you feel. I edit and edit and it never seems good enough. I would take your brother's words to heart, though. It's hard for perfectionists like us to recognize when enough is enough.

    Happy blogiversary!

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  6. Lea - Thank you so much for the award. Also thank you very much for the encouraging words.

    Brianna - Thank you! I will take your great advice.

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  7. bless your writing,
    keep it up.

    break away to do something different once or twice a week, then come back..

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  8. Greetings:

    How are you?

    Check out our short story slam today,

    We love creativity, your contribution is invaulable to us.

    Cheers.
    Happy Saturday.

    xoxox

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  9. Bluebell Books - Thank you so much for the encouraging words. I really appreciate it.

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