As I reluctantly began my second edit of my YA novel, I have to admit, I had to quell my excitement. As I’m reading it, I’m thinking, “This is pretty good.” As I’m making changes, I’m thinking, “Now, it’s even better. Maybe this has a shot after all.”
As most writers know, getting a book published is no easy task. It’s not just write a book and it’s instant fame and fortune. Nope. It’s a marketing and sales job, one that perhaps ranks up there with running for public office. You have to sell your idea and your book and you have less than 2 minutes to do so. First impressions count even when it’s just on paper.
So, I find myself pleasantly enthralled and engaged in my story even though I know most of it by heart and the changes I make and additions just seem natural.
Writing can be fun and exciting. Especially if it’s yours.