Monday, April 11, 2011

Finished and in

The full of my latest one went in yesterday, in a haze of champagne enduced euphoria.  I really like this manuscript and hopefully my editor will as well. It made me cry in places, even when editing which I suppose is good. I only hope everything is on the page, rather than in my head. There is the 90% rule -- 90% of the readers will only get 10% of the emotion I as a writer feel. ANd some times I only think things are  on the page...
Time will tell what my editor thinks and if she can see room for improvement.
I have started thinking about my next one because it keeps me from worrying about this one. And it is one I have been thinking about on and off. I know the heroine but the hero  only came to me last week. So as they are knocking hard on my door, it seems the most sensible thing to do.
Over the weekend, particularly on Friday, I was  ill with some flu thing. Beecham's Powder was the only thing that worked. I ended up sleeping most of Friday and Saturday. That sort of half-dozing, half-waking. But I did manage to get the full ms edited. Perhaps this is because I stayed off the Internet!
This week I need to catch up on a few critiques that I owe people and other admin. Housework should be done as well but right now I am going to do one of my Jillian Michaels dvds as it needs to be done.


Caroline said...

Congrats on sending off your latest. It goes without saying that I can't wait to read it! Caroline x

Rula Sinara said...

Congratulations on getting the full in! I'm sure it's wonderful. I must be a rule breaker because waaaay more than 10% of your emotion comes through for me :). I'm betting closer to all...I do laugh and cry when I read your books. Love them!

Hope you feel better!