Last night I finished the third round of edits to my novel. I’ve been working on editing The Lone Wolf for just about a year now, and with all the wonderful feedback I’ve gotten from my beta readers and critiquers, I’m feeling cautiously optimistic that it just needs one more polish and then I’ll send out a query to agents. And I’ve found one writing buddy in particular who’s awesome at digging deeper into various parts, at giving me honest feedback when I bounce ideas off her. Even though it means more rewriting. Which makes me think of the Metallica song, “No Leaf Clover:”
Then it comes to be that the soothing light
At the end of your tunnel
It’s just a freight train comin’ your way
So, am I really that close to being done, or will I need a lot more polishing? At the end of the month I’m putting the whole thing aside to focus on NaNoWriMo and the novel I tried to write last year, A Handful of Wishes. At least, that’s the plan right now. But who really knows?
Yes, it’s definitely ready…until you send out the final, polished draft, someone likes it, they want to publish it…and then you start on the revisions :D
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