I’m Almost There!
We’re almost there, Allen! Thanks for your patience as I pace my way through this epically epic novel you’ve written. Loving it. Talk to you soon! – To me from my editor in an email Friday.
That doesn’t mean it will be published next week. He will send it back to me hopefully before the Christmas break. I, the slow reader, will reread it and consider all his notes and then begin the process of revisions.
Being that I am a total rookie when it comes to self-publishing, I had not factored in this necessary, crucial and time-consuming step. Delays, delays, delays! Ugh.
I’m guessing I’ll revise and correct, which, I’m guessing, will take me a couple of months because I have a fulltime job that sucks up a lot of intellectual juice. A couple of months is how long it’s taken him to edit the 160k manuscript. I can’t imagine it taking me less time to go through it again. Nevertheless, my spirits are up.