This week is the first of two weeks of what I’m calling my “unemploycation”, two weeks during which I am not working as I switch from my previous job to my new one. I can discuss the changes in jobs in another blog post if anyone cares, but this post is about editing:
I have spent far too much time writing this book. If I subtracted out the huge bouts of self-doubt, self-loathing, and periods where I was convinced that writing was a waste of time because no one would read my book, I would have finished this thing years ago.
Now, finally, I have finished the book and I am in the home stretch. I’m about to tear through the book making one more final pass through the manuscript, incorporating changes from the freelance editor as well as my own as I go through and try and fix everything from syntax to descriptions, word choice, and grammar.
It’s a daunting, time-consuming task but I have to finish now. I’m too close to the end game. Hopefully a few weeks from now I will be ready to pull the trigger on the publication process and maybe, just maybe, someone out there will enjoy this book that has taken so much of my soul to produce.