So I officially reached 10,000 hits today. Thank you to everyone who has visited and especially to those who keep coming back. I know it’s been a little slow around the blog lately but I’ve been trying to get a few writing things done, and with Christmas and everything (my kids are out of school for almost the entire month of January), I haven’t had time to do a lot. Hopefully one day I’ll have great news about my book being published or something. Cross your fingers.
As you loyal readers know, I’ve been sending out queries for my novel. I did very few in December and January but I’m ready to get going again. Anyway, from a few comments I’ve received back, I made some changes to the manuscript. Nothing major, but things that I think have made it a lot better. As I went back through, I realized there were a few things that needed additional clarification or more emotional connections with the characters. I think it’s strengthened the book. I hope others will think so too.
On that note, and for anyone who doesn’t already know this, writing is a lot of work. It’s not just like you can sit down and have a great story and you’re done. The rough draft may go smoothly, but all the revisions take a lot of time and hours and hours of work. And it’s not always fun. Tedious is a word I would definitely use to describe the revision process. The only consolation is that after it’s all done and you sit back and think “wow, I really like that,” then it’s all worth it.