Thursday, October 10, 2013


Please remove me from my novel before I hurl it across the room and kill it.
My mom and I have been editing literally all afternoon. We've gotten through Part One, but we still have the other two parts to get through before Monday, when I'll send off for my trial copy.

I'm a bit worried that it won't all get done on time. But with God everything is possible, and I'm relying on him a lot to keep my stress level down. I have a peace that everything will work out.

In other news... I am SO excited for NaNoWriMo! Know why? BECAUSE I GET TO SPEND TIME WITH OTHER CHARACTERS!
I love Antony and Antonio and James and Sebastian and all the other characters in After the Twelfth Night... But I've been with them pretty much all summer. Pretty much for two years. I realize that's what being a writer is all about - spending lots of time with the same characters... But when it gets down to going over the book five times in a row checking for spelling mistakes, formatting errors, and generally just making sentences sound better... it gets a little tough to love your novel.
So I'm very excited to spend some time with Daniel and Varina this November.

Who else is excited for NaNoWriMo?

Live long and prosper.


  1. That is the worst part of editing. You get so tired of seeing your own book because that's all you've seen for months. And you begin to wonder how anyone could possibly like it and if it would be better to lock it up somewhere and never let it see the light of day. I'm glad to hear your mum has been helping you so much. It helps to have someone beside you.
    I hope to be able to get back on track and send in more edits. I feel bad I keep getting behind. Besides, I want to know what happens next.

    I'm VERY excited for NaNo!

  2. I once thought I wanted to be a copy/content/line editor.. I think it can be as much work as the actual writing. Keep going. we look forward to book 2.

  3. I actually find editing fun, but yes after a while it's like eating the same thing for weeks. You kinda get tired of it. It's kinda hard to review and critique it because you've been staring at it for so long...

  4. Oh, I know what feeling you are talking about! The last few weeks before Kat and Kadet came out I was feeling like that. It was terrible. Keep pushing through!
    And yay! I'm super pumped for NaNoWriMo too!