I have entered the editing phase on the final novel in the Falling series, The Falling of Hope. This is my least favorite part of the entire process of writing and publishing a book, because first of all I am seeing all the mistakes I made during the writing process and although I try to be conscious of the mistakes I tend to make, they are always there taunting me. Second, I'm so eager to share the novel with all my readers once I've finished writing it, that it makes it really hard to go through the editing stage. Finally I dislike this part of the process because it is a tedious task. Make one wrong move in your manuscript in Word and you can mess the entire format of the book up!
It's a beautiful, slightly breezy, and warm Sunday and I've been sitting here since 10 AM trying to edit and instead I've blogged, searched the internet, and stared off into space in several 3-5 minute intervals. :)
I literally get an uneasy (best way to describe it) feeling in the pit of my stomach knowing that the novel is near completion and near its release date. I suppose I have "release anxiety".
Here I sit blogging instead of editing. I know what you're thinking if you are a fan of the series, Get to it!
Okay, okay, I'm off to edit. I just wanted to update all of you on the status of The Falling of Hope. As of now, I am editing, yeah I know, you picked up on that from what I wrote above, my editor Lulah Wolfinger, also has her copy of the book and has already begun sending me her edits. I am playing with the idea of having a second editor look over the book as well. It's going pretty smoothly so far and I believe I have found a way to make the book less pages which will make it more affordable for everyone, including me!
Since the book signing and meet and greet is scheduled for August 10th, 2013, at Hastings in Prescott, I need to have the book printed and shipped to me by then. So I am shooting for a release date of July 19, 2013. Keep your fingers crossed!