After my vacation, then a week of in-laws visiting and house cleaning, I was chomping at the bit to get back into my manuscript.
The funny thing was, before I left I was getting really sick of looking at it because of all the time we'd been spending together. Maybe distance really does make the heart grow fonder? After some curing time, getting back into the swing of things felt GREAT.
Last night, Legacy of the Empress and I spent some nice quality time together. I edited and edited and edited, until at 10:30, my husband finally told me to knock it off and relax.
But I was relaxed :). I love feeling like I'm getting stuff done, and I feel SO CLOSE to getting back out there and querying.
However, I've learned from the past and this time I'm not going to rush it. I'm going to go over it after my "final edits" once or twice more in its entirety (along with my dear, live-in beta reader) and make sure that it's as perfect as it can possibly be.
The break from the manuscript seemed to be just what I needed to get my head back in the game :). Yay!
How are your weeks going so far? Any progress? Anything you need some cheerleading on?
Let us know!
I'll leave you with this deep thought:
I try to leave out the parts that people skip. ~Elmore Leonard