(also posted at PathofGrass.com)
Yesterday I got the manuscript draft back from my editor. He did a great job on it, and now my task is to go through and decide if I want to keep all of his changes. Some of them I ignore after a long time of contemplation (shhh…don’t tell him!), others I apply exactly as he says and with a few I make alternative changes that fix the problem.
It is very exciting for me to see this book coming so close to publication. I have another book draft that never made it this far (and the world will be better off because of it, I must confess) but it is amazing to see the progress that has been made and how close I’m to seeing it published.
As is generally said, the beginning of my book was very easy to write. But in the middle I got a little discouraged and writing went much slower. But it is getting easier now as I’m so near the end.
Also, the opportunity to edit the manuscript is now over. If you had wanted to read the draft but didn’t let me know…well, I’m sorry but I’m moving into the next stage now. If you’d like to write a review of the finished manuscript before publishing, please let me know as that’s still possible.