April Showers…

Well, I received the first round of critiques from the editing department this past week, and, I must admit, I’m thrilled!!  I was worried that I wouldn’t have much feedback.  This is all so new to me.  I was starting to doubt.  You know, wondering whether I would really get the professional assistance I knew I needed.  But my editor has come through with flying colors.  Such a blessing!

Many of the comments are easy fixes–things which improve the flow and consistency.  But there are also insights and angles which I hadn’t really considered before.  It’s so much fun!  And challenging!

I’m learning that my writing is never really finished.  I mean, there will come a point when we stop making tweaks, and the final copy is sent to print, but it’s quite a process.  I would guess that the story went through at least two dozen drafts–total drafts–before I ever submitted, and it’s going through even more as we speak!  At this moment, I can’t even say with certainty how the story will end.  I thought I had it figured out, but I’m now considering several competing possibilities.  But whichever direction I take it,  I do think it will be improved, and I hope the readers will enjoy it as much as I’m enjoying putting it together.

Thanks for coming along with me on this exciting journey!!


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