Hey Everyone! It's been a while since I've updated this blog and thought I would pop on today and update you all on what I'm up to. Thing is; I feel like I've done absolutely nothing. The only reason I say that is because that's how it truly feels. I've been going through my manuscript and picking through it. I admit, I have been taking a few here and there off because I did so much work last month. In one day, I finished thirteen chapters. How ridiculous was that? With my printed copy of Vigilant, it's really easy to take a break. I do feel like it's a good thing because it gives me a fresh perspective. Especially on the chapter I'm working on. I am currently working on combining chapters one and two to make it more "in the middle of things" than ease into it. I'm struggling with it, and that's surprising. I know where I want to take it, but piecing it together and making it sound amazing is a daunting task. I was telling my good friend it looks like a puzzle right now.
Don't get me wrong, I am loving the editing phase of my writing at the moment, but I'm at the point where I'm getting so burnt out from it. I'm ready to be done editing/revising and begin querying agents. I'm ready to take that step, so waiting to finish my novel is beginning to take everything I have in me. Especially when I have already finished my query letter. I am excited to move on and continue working on my draft. It's one of those things that gets better over time. I'm currently working my way through making a giant to-do list, and I'm excited to get back to work on my book. I want this to be the best writing I can possibly produce, and I will finish this next round of edits as fast as I possibly can. To accommodate the dates of my edits, I have decided to push back my tentative querying date. I've decided to hold off until after graduation in December. That way, I can focus on school and make this the best product possible. I really want to write the best possible book I can.