Thursday, April 08, 2010
Out of the darkness....
Yesterday I got some pretty huge revisions in my inbox. Oddly enough I bypassed the normal 24-48 hour panic phase I normally go through. It was kind of nice. But I'm mulling over what my editor said, and thinking about possible fixes and approaches, so I can have a handle on what to do when I launch in. It feels like I'm procrastinating, but I'm not. I know this thinking phase is really important.
Then I read a few articles last night that made the crows of doubt circle...I suppose on some level the revisions were worrying me and then I got thinking and doubting my capabilities. One one hand, that's hard. On another, I know that doubt is sometimes what keeps me sharp, and keeps me working to always improve. But it's difficult.
However this morning has brought some news that made a terrific broom to beat away the crows. It looks like the winery book - Breathe - is going to have its chance to reach readers after all. More details to follow, but I'm sending very squishy happy thoughts to t'other Editor today who sent me the loveliest e-mail this morning.
I'm over at the Pink Heart Society today for What are you Reading Thursday - blogging about a trilogy I just finished and how this author is a guaranteed indulgence!
4.5 starred review at Cataromance today. It opens with: "Donna Alward concludes her Cowboys and Confetti duet with a beautiful love story that will tug at your heartstrings and rouse your emotions: Her Lone Cowboy!"
So that's me for today...I have volunteering this afternoon but I still have a few hours to get some work done!