Book Two is Finished!

Well…almost.

The first draft is finished. Now comes the hard part of editing. It’s time to fine tune my story and I can tell you, I have a love-hate relationship with my writing.

Most days, I feel like my story is good, but recently, I’ve been having so many doubts, I’ve thought about quitting; throwing in the towel and apologizing to anyone who’s read the first one for succumbing to my fears and quitting before I make a complete mess of things.

The fact that people are reading my book and immersing in a world that I designed scares the hell out of me. Carrying on all the little details from book one and trying to figure out where my story arch is going into book three is weighing heavily on me. I thought I had it figured out, but after a brainstorming session with my husband, I feel like maybe my original idea isn’t quite strong enough. Now I’m scrambling to figure it out before I hand off my manuscript to my publisher. If I change my direction, things might need to be different in this book to accommodate the new story line.

What have I done?

I can’t be the only one who starts writing with only a loose understanding of where it’s going, only to have everything change once you’re hip deep in it and there’s no turning back.

It’s also possible that the stress of starting a job on Monday (after being a stay-at-home mom for the last thirteen years) has me doubting everything. I was hired back at the daycare I worked for before I quit to be a mom, so some things will be familiar, making the transition easier. (I hope.)

Wish me luck!

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