Thursday, December 13, 2012

Still At It

I've been working on a second round of revisions on "This Feels Like Home" for a couple of months now. When I first got the e-mail asking for more revisions, I really didn't know what to do. After reviewing the editor's comments (several thousand times or so it seemed) I went at what I thought she was looking for. I made some progress. But the flow didn't seem quite right. So I left the mss alone for a while.

Later I went back to it and got into a little bit of a flow. But nothing was really shouting out at me to really keep working on the project. So I stopped looking at it again.

Recently, I've been back at it. Ideas are flowing, and I'm having those "Aha!" moments even when I'm not sitting in front of my computer. That's a good thing.

In theory.

Trouble is, we're in the middle of the Christmas season. And between work, shopping, Advent services, wrapping, baking cookies, and Christmas cards, I haven't found much time to work on the mss. So what's bumming me out is I feel like I've finally found a direction (I hope) to go in, but I have no darn time to work on it.

I'm almost there. It's almost ready for a read-through. My goal is to have the revisions done and to the editor by the end of the year. TWRP does an end-of-the-year shut down...think back to your school days and Christmas break. With this, I finally caught a lucky break. It reopens January 2, which means I have the whole week after Christmas (because I'm on vacation) to do some final polishing before sending it off (again). All of the shopping, wrapping, baking, etc. will be done, and I can devote my time to this.

It's like a Christmas miracle!

Until next time,

Happy Reading!


For your holiday reading pleasure:
A Christmas to Remember
Mistletoe and Folly - a FREE read


  1. I'm looking forward to the same lucky break, Debra. Work and home will quiet down between Christmas and New Year's Eve.
    Good luck with your new sub. I'm sure it will be as good as ever.

  2. I love those 'aha' light bulb moments! Hope your new direction is the right one, and good look with the final editing/polishing, and with the submission, of course!

  3. So glad you got re-inspired by this one--I remember how upset you were initially (maybe upset isn't the right word). Good luck!

  4. Thanks for the encouragement, ladies.

    And Jen, upset was definitely the right word!