It's the beginning of the month which means it's time for The Insecure Writers Blog. I'm close to two days late, so for that I'm sorry. Been a lot going on in the family and outskirts. My life I can honestly say is never boring.
This month I'm blogging about edits and editors. As I'm working through my edits for Secrets of Jenkins Bridge, I have a couple of huge insecurities I'm facing.
The first one would be getting these edits done on time. At 186 pages, it is a rather daunting challenge to work through these. Between the full time job, having been sick and now my son is sick, my BIL in the hospital and that's not looking good at all, the edits become even more daunting. But, I am taking it one page at a time and trying not to sweat it.
The second insecurity is what if my editor hates my edits? What if I added more than I needed to? What if I changed something that she wanted me to change, but it wasn't exactly what she was thinking? All the 'what ifs' could be the death of me yet. And I know, it's my book. And no, she's not asking for anything unreasonable, like totally revamping the story (which is good because I've heard some horror stories). But, still I want her to be happy with the ending result as much as I will be. After all, she's investing a lot of time into me and my book. I think I'm just driving myself nuts.
I need to just breathe and attempt at relaxing a little.
Today as a little giveaway to make us insecure writers smile, I'll pick 5 random commenters to receive a The Swan Cove Murders bookmark!! Be sure to leave your email or access to where I can reach you, so I can get your snail mail.
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