You would think that after two weeks of editing already that we would be further along than the prologue and five chapters, NOT! I am finding it almost as grueling as the rewrite. But, I did say, Almost.
At first, we were proud how fast the first two chapters went. I had made a list, all be it a long list, but we had marked off two or three off the list and we were moving forward. Then, the thing happened. The, we need to change this and it will change a lot, thing! Now, I feel I'm back to square one and I'm not happy about it!
Next, a few more major changes were found, will this ever end?
So frustration kicks in and I get a little pissy! We now know we have to add a piece to the book that could take a lot of work and I am not mentally prepared. Do I want to add this, or not? It could do a lot in enhancing the story, but it would take some serious work.
I took a day to process this information and try to work it out in my mind. Thank God for my sister, or I would be lost in the fog of words and drift to never never land. She let me stew, (and vent) and now the day is brighter and I can move on to deal with the task at hand. Yes, we will figure it out, it will just take a little longer than I expected, but the book will be better for it.
I knew, (deep down) that this could happen and again, my usually patient self is being tested. But, moving on, soaring higher, hoping that I can get this done before the end of the year. That's the goal anyway. Can I reach it? Should I worry about it?
I guess the point is, I can't always reach every goal on time. I mean, after all, it took over a year to rewrite the book, it could take longer than I expected to edit it. I feel better about it since I took a day to comb over it all in my mind and I am ready to get back at it tonight. It will come to its fruition and I will finish it, when I don't know, but I will finish.
Has this ever happened to you? Whether writing a book, or anything else you had set a goal to? Leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts. I also love advice since quite a few of my blog followers are writers and I'm sure they've been where I'm at!
Have a great weekend and I will see you Monday! Lisa