I've begun my read through of the first half
of Rising Book 2: Rebellion and the rewrite of the second half.
Confession: The rewrite terrifies me. I'm having this momentary "How am I
going to make this work? How am I going to make it work by my deadline? What if it's terrible because I can't get it right in time?"
So now it's time for me to take a deep breath, remind myself I can do
this, and go after it with a club. Or, you know, a keyboard.
You may have noticed that I've been absent on Blogger for a while, and I've been terrible at keeping up with blogs. It's been all I can do to keep up with everything else I have going on. Between editing for work, writing novels, revising, rewriting, prepping for publication, homeschooling, and breathing, my blog has slipped woefully between the cracks. I'll pull up Blogger from time to time and stare at it and think about how I need to get on this sucker, and then a wave of exhaustion will wash over me. I haven't even had time to read my critique partners' latest books/chapter updates, never mind any other kind of reading. The only books I've read this year have been client edits. I need a good chunk of time to just sit and read. And you know, breathe. ;)
Anyway, I'm sorry for being so absent all over the place, and I'm hoping that things will settle down a little bit the rest of this year and I can get to some of the blog posts I've been wanting to do! Thanks to all of you who have stuck around and been so encouraging--it's meant a lot to me in the insanity of the past months. The only thing I have left planned for this year is the rewrite of half of Rising 2 and its publication--last month, I cut 73,000 words from the book, and now I need to rewrite some new story.
Also, a big, belated thank-you to Christine Rains for presenting me with the Daisy Award. :)
(Oh, I've also finally set up an author page on Facebook, and I hope to be more active there, too, so I'd love for you to join me. :)) My Facebook Page
Thanks again to all of you, and I hope you're all doing magnificently!