And here it is, finally, a writing update! I haven’t done one of these for … months? Let me look.
Oh dear. It was in September. That was a long time ago.
Sorry about that. But in all honesty, for the last four months, not much has changed. I worked on Unworthy throughout the fall semester and my Christmas break. Many a time, it was slogging. It was hard to edit/rewrite during school, and during my break, I was pretty ambitious and got exhausted often. (Like, every night. But the Lord’s mercies are new every morning, right?)
But now I have finished the major edits of Unworthy, and it’s been sent off to my two amazing editors. (Those are my sister, Kristina, and our mom, who is fondly known as The Typo Queen. They’re the best.) After they finish, I have one more full round of editing, then it’s done! I’m shooting for the third week of February – and yes, releasing it around Valentine’s Day is perfect for at least one of these characters.)
But while Unworthy is out of my hands—and that feels so good!—I’ve started on book #3. I originally thought this book would be much easier than books one and two, because by the time I wrote this one, I had matured as a writer and knew more of what I was doing.
Not so much.
You see, I had a thing with words. (And you think, “Well, of course you did. You’re an author.”) Yes, but … words. I mean, three paragraphs to explain that it’s warm outside?
Yes. Such lovely writing. I cannot even deal with the beauty of it.
Anyway. There’s a lot of words being deleted. Which is a good thing, especially considering it started out around 124K. I do not want to edit something that long. Ever.
So that’s what I’ll be working on for the next few months. Again, I’m getting stuck doing major edits during school, but that’s okay. I write/edit better when I don’t have good teaching practices and theories of learning music buzzing around my head, but I gotta learn sometime! 🙂
And for the writing side of things? I may or may not be starting a writing project sometime soon. We’ll see how that goes, but I’m quite excited to get back into writing first drafts. Possible updates on that one later.
How is your writing going? Have you learned how to juggle writing with the rest of your life? 😊