Saturday, February 8, 2014

In pursuit of "ready".


The Advent revision continues! We all know how reliable I am when it comes to deadlines, but I'm relatively certain that the second edition of Advent will be available for all e-readers by Valentine's Day. For free! Pending select retailer distribution times and Amazon price-matching speed, of course.

At times it's hard not to turn this into a full-on line edit, which I'm sure any creative person can relate to. There's always something that can be better! you think. But overall I'm still more than pleased with my first book. It's a solid story and I'm glad I waited until it was ready to publish it. Finding "ready" is a delicate dance---again, something you fellow authors or painters or musicians out there are sure to understand. It's hard not to keep adding more. It's hard to cut away at the excess. It's hard to fill in the hungry places, or the odd places where you are sure nothing will fit. But it's important to do all those things. In the end, you just have to trust yourself to recognize "ready" and go forward, see what happens. And to forgive---or indulge---yourself if further tweaking feels necessary down the road. 

Amirite?

That said: Holy crap I use the word "immediate" a lot. Got to cut that out.


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