Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Mid-grade edits done!

I have once again reached a finish line in this race that never ends. I finished my edits, turning my novel from Young Adult to Mid-Grade. It's a different target audience, but one I relate to well.
     There are parts of the novel I love, parts I truly believe I nailed. And of course there are others where I'm not sure I can write at all. Although there's a chance I'm judging both on the moods I was in that day - Brilliant! vs. the Evil Editor who whispers 'you have no idea what you're doing.' Hm. Bottom line is, I'm not sure I can look at my work objectively at all anymore. I really don't think I can.
     All I do know is I love the story, I love the characters. They crack me up and I've loved living in their world. I hope readers will too. I hope they'll get the chance.
     Now the manuscript goes back to my critique group during our winter retreat in a few weeks. If it comes back all marked up, it will be back to edits once more - Round 9. But for now, I shall celebrate the end of Round 8... with chocolate croissants hubbie brought home from the farmer's market. Now that's what I call inspirational!


Jonathon Arntson said...

Your blog is AWESOME! I love the colors and the whole aesthetic.

Good luck on your revisions, I wish I was to that point. Someday...

Elizabeth O. Dulemba, a.k.a. "e" said...

Thanks Jonathan! e

Shirley G said...

You are an inspiration Elizabeth. I love both blogs.
Great hubbie to bring a treat after you have worked so hard.
Shirley G

Elizabeth O. Dulemba said...

Aw, thanks Shirley! :) e