Monday, June 1, 2015

Unable to play it cool

I'm hyperventilating and having silent fits of stress. Why? Well, I got my manuscript back from my editor this weekend and now I'm flipping out a bit. My editor did a good job and if anyone wants to hire Janie Goltz, (thank you, Janie) she is amazing and affordable. I guess I'm just a little overwhelmed. I've never been in this stage of my career. I know all I have to do is either make the changes she suggested or not. But it all feels so surreal. Whew!

Okay, I think I have to go do some serious walking to de-stress or I'm going to drive myself crazy. It's not something to freak out over, right? One more thing. Has anyone else been having problems with Blogger or Google+? I've been unable to read my notifications and at times even log in to Blogger.

Have a great week everyone.

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  1. Deep breath! Take your time editing.
    The only problem I'm having is with my GFC widget. It doesn't want to pop up anymore when I click it.

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    1. Thank you, Alex. I'm taking a few deep breathes as I'm typing this. Maybe It's just my computer acting crazy again.

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  2. It can be overwhelming to get feedback suggesting changes. Yep. I'm in the midst of a major revision I'm doing for an agent, and it's not what I'd call fun. But I'm hoping the result will be a stronger manuscript. Good luck!

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    1. Thank you. Wishing you all the best too. I hope you make tons of progress.

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  3. To put a positive spin on it, though, it's very exciting! Take a while to really consider the suggestions, and definitely take some time for a walk and to breathe :-)

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    1. Thank you , Annalisa. I think I should definitely take my time and not rush things. The walk really helped.

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  4. No problems, Murees, but then I'm on the other side of the pond. Thank you as ever for your support and wonderful news about your book. Hope you've calmed down a little :0)

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    1. Thank you Carole. You are welcome. I won't say I'm completely calm, but a little calmer than before.

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  5. My suggestion is you take a few days to mull over the edit suggestions, then just go for it. Unfortunately, it's just one of those things you have to do if you want to have a publishable book. :-)

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  6. Problems with Blogger and Google+ come and go. Thank you for mentioning me. Take some slow deep breaths, in through the nose and out through the mouth. Maybe drink a small glass of wine. Pet a dog or a cat. I have faith in you.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Thank you, Janie. It is my pleasure. You deserve all the credit.

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    2. Absolutely not true. It is your book. You are a real author.

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  7. Ahh, this is so exciting!! Sorry - according to my other half I'm an excitable person (he actually said that to me the other night. Not too sure if it's a good or a bad thing) - but think of it this way - you're so close to the end goal now! You can do it!! Take your time with the edits, and just relax and enjoy the ride :). This is a huge achievement and you should be so proud of all the hard work you've put in :)

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    1. Thank you, Rachel! It's okay to be excited. I'm a little excited too and a little afraid, but it's all good.

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