Re-writing segments of a book are like taking a large chunk of a puzzle and retooling those pieces in such a way that they make the puzzle even better. . .but still fit the original picture.
It's not easy.
I'm nearly finished the final edit on the first part of my first book. I'm excited about the changes; I think they only make the final story tighter and better. At the same time, I do miss what was cut from the opening chapters. I like a lot of background when I read or when I write; while I don't think what I took away hurts the story, it wasn't easy to see it go.
Since I am getting closer to my e-pub date, I am also working on book promotion. My website is up and under construction. A wonderful and kind writer friend is going to do a cyber promotion tour for me. I'm finalizing the cover design. I am working on blurbs for the press releases. So much to do!!
It's not unlike the final months of pregnancy (which means I've been expecting for almost three years. . well, that's not unlike my other four pregnancies!!). While I need to concentrate on the most important thing--finishing the book edit/growing the baby--I also need to have everything ready for the birth and the baby--uh, I mean the book! Instead of setting up the nursery and putting together the stroller, I'm checking out publicity sites and working on promotion.
I can't wait for you all to meet Tasmyn and Michael, and even Nell. I think you'll enjoy these characters, and I hope you love their story.
Stay tuned for more info in the coming days!