Thursday, September 09, 2010

Revisions Have Landed

I had planned to do a post today on my writing room makeover, but my re-org hit a snag yesterday when the revision letter for THE OUTLAW BRIDE arrived from my editor (Liz Bass). The makeover has been put on hold while I deal with those.

My first thought when the revisions arrived went something like - oh my God oh my God I'm going to make a complete mess of this I don't know what I'm doing oh my God oh my God. And no, there wasn't any punctuation in my head either. It was one long, rambling mental stream of stark, unadulterated fear.

Thankfully, it lasted only five minutes before my brain took over, slapped itself upside the head and told me to smarten up. And then the dog barfed, which sort of diverted my thoughts elsewhere. Poor pooch is still dealing with some intestinal issues, and while there's improvement, he's not 100% yet. We hope the new antibiotics will help get him over the hump and back to happy, healthy puppy land. Although to look at him, he seems blissfully unaware there is anything wrong.

But I digress. Today, my plan is to read through the revision notes my editor made on the manuscript and formulate my plan. Once I have a plan everything will be right with the world. I'm almost through the manuscript now and so far, so good. There isn't anything there that jumps out and screams, 'You can't do this! You're in over your head! You should have taken up basket-weaving!'

Therefore, it will be a short post today, while I tackle my revisions. I'm hoping to get as much done this week as possible since I'm on vacation. Once I head back to Pod Land my writing time drops back to my 2-hour morning stint. Plus, I loathe leaving things to the last minute. I was always the kid in school that did projects the first day they were assigned to avoid any last minute panic.

The writing room post will happen next week (promise!), with before / during / and after pictures included. But first - revisions.

Cover me...I'm going in.


Julia Smith said...

Got your back, Kelly.


I'm having a vicarious thrill at your revisions letter from your editor * cue Katherine Heigl's happy dance from 'The Ugle Truth'*

Anne MacFarlane said...

Good luck with your revisions. Hope puppy gets better soon.

scotialassie said...

Glad you calmed down...just can't picture you weaving baskets.

Deborah Hale said...

You're right Kelly -- it's always good to have a plan. Hope the revisions go well!

Heidi Hamburg said...

Couldn't have been better timing for your first time. Have fun!

Lexi said...

Good luck! You can do it!

Cat Schield said...

Good luck with the revisions! I'm on pins and needles waiting for mine. I've got my fingers crossed for next week so I can enjoy one more stress free weekend.

Bev Pettersen said...

Good luck with the revisions, Kelly. You're an author now!!! Pretty darn cool:)