Hi, everyone. I finally finished my manuscript. Yup, you read that correctly. I finished my manuscript! Well – technically, I typed “The End” last August, but that first draft was in pretty rough shape, let me tell ya. Fast forward a year, and I’m working on the final edit. It’s a long road to publication with plenty of twists and turns – and of course, a few bumps for good measure. I have about eighty pages left to go this time around. The countdown usually begins when I near the last thirty pages. I’m almost there.
It’s been a slow process filled with research (lots and lots of research), self-doubt, missteps, along with a few falls backwards – and some forward, with each hurdle inching me closer to the finish line. Between one set of edits, I ended up outlining a sequel and writing the first chapter. It’s waiting patiently until I’m ready to start the next great adventure.
I’m already packed and rearing to go. But first things first, which brings me back to my current manuscript. After a one-month break to let the manuscript sit for a while, I returned to the story with a fresh set of eyes. I’m happy with my progress, but the last edit is painstakingly slow. It has to be if I’m to get it right, or as right as I possibly can. The degree of concentration needed means it can also be exhausting at times – not gonna lie. So I snuck in an extra long coffee break to recharge my batteries and wrote a poem – cause you know, why not. Since I recently created an account on TikTok, I figured what the hay and created a video to share my poetic efforts. I also figured I’d share with you amazing folks. 🙂 I’ve never included a TikTok video in a post before, so please let me know if it’s not showing up for you. I’m still testing the waters.
I’m hoping to share further updates on my manuscript soon, provided there’s progress worth sharing. Fingers crossed.🤞 Until next time, be kind to yourself. You’re worth it. ✨ As always, feel free to drop me a line in the comments!