Wednesday, March 30, 2011
WIP Day - It has officially... begun...
Around friday last week, I started wondering what I would post today. I realized a horrifying fact: I had nothing to update about. Since I have been working so hard of beta reading for someone else, I hadn't even flipped open PN in, um, much too long. That was just not right.
So, Monday evening, I sat down and officially began my paper edit. *applause*
Note to self: Do not start editing at 9pm if you want to get to sleep at any sort of a decent hour. Yeah... but at least I did 25 pages! As of last night, I am now on page 68. I wanted to edit more last night, but once it became midnight I realized that I really needed to hit the sack. Thirty minutes later, my 10 month old woke up.... Luckily my hubby is amazing and did the diaper changing.
My plan... tentatively: Be done with my paper edit by this time next week. I really think I can do it. I have emailed my beta readers, giving them a heads up. So far I have recieved feedback from two... but I know more of them have finished reading it. Now I am just waiting for their thoughts *clears throat*
Let me tell you, the paper edit puts a whole new light on PN. I sit there, holding it in my lap with red pen in hand, then have to sit back and realize: Its a book. This is a real book. I wrote this.
I shake the amazement, then dive back in. Finding lots of little typos. Can't believe I sent this out to people to read. Oh, I forgot I wrote that part! Oh, I love this part! Oh my goodness, how could I ever send this bleeding page out to people to read?
I am loving it.
And, just because I mentioned the diaper earlier, I think I now smell something calling the mommy name. The joys of a stay at home mom dreaming of being a writer. I wouldn't trade it.