Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Edits, Rewrites and More

Okay, so I’ve jumped the gun on starting my edit of the second installment in my Light Bringers trilogy. I was planning to wait until after I’ve finished reading my friends ms and all the books I just checked out of the library. I blame my premature ed-jaculation on my boring job and having far too much down time today. Since I couldn’t outright read my friends ms while at work, I opened Light Bringers 2 which is tentatively entitled, VENATORS.

I finished it on June 20th and can’t believe I actually let it sit for more than 2 months without reading it! I usually have no self control. Now that I’ve gone back to it, I’m falling in love with it all over again. Unfortunately, the beginning is still giving me a fit…as beginnings always do, but I’m going to press on and see how I feel once I’ve gone through it once on the computer, then again in print.

This couldn’t come at a more perfect time, since I’m waiting for the agent to read my full. Granted, I’m not as neurotic as I was the last time I was in this situation. I really got myself worked up and took the rejection pretty hard—I didn’t go out binge drinking or anything—but I was super bummed.

Now, I just feel more excited than nervous, more go-with-the-flow than on edge biting my nails. I guess I’ve just resolved myself to saying, it will happen, so I’ll just have to wait and see who helps me on my journey.

So, I’m off to set my editing aside for the night, watch some tv for an hour and then read more of my friends ms!

4 comments:

Stephanie said...

Yay for you!!!! I've been doing one last self edit on my manuscript and will be submitting it to my editor very soon. After that I want to go back to one of my other finished MS's.....I am looking forward to it...it's been a good 3-4 months since I've looked at it! I was darn sick of it at that point, so I'm hoping I will fall in love with it all over again too...cause to be honest with you...at that point I didn't much like it anymore!!!

rosepddle said...

I was almost to the point of annoyance with my current ms, the one I'm shopping and I knew I was looking at it too much. So now, I'm not going to look at it again (with an editorial eye)until I've heard from the agents I'm querying. I certainly have enough WIP's to keep me busy.

Empress Awesome said...

I'm sure you'll get good news from the agent, don't even worry about it!

Have you been editing for all this time?!?! Devotion. I would do that too if I didn't have school. School really sucks when you get inspiration and all you want to do is write.

rosepddle said...

No, I haven't been editing all this time. I just went back to it after I got the last rejection from an agent who had my full.

And I feel you on the school thing. I'm the same way about work. I seem to be most inspired Mon-Fri 8-4:30 and wouldn't you know those are my exact work hours!