Well, it seems that I had to wait FOREVER to hear back from my editor about the first round of edits to the Purposeful Day. I swore that they must have forgotten me somewhere in the California humdrum of busyness. Then, suddenly Allison my project editor contacted me about my manuscript. I must admit that I have let the edits wait two days.
Yesterday was a DRAMA filled emotional, turbulent day, so I decided to wait to finish the front and back cover questionnaires. Now today, I find myself in another BUSY day, and Allison has my manuscript ready for the first round of edits. I find myself afraid to know what it looks like.
This will be the first time that one of my self published books has been contracted with a publisher, and I have so many SCARY questions in my head: What if they ditched Joshua’s illustrations? What if my words are GONE? What if the entire feel of the theme is MISSING? When I see it, will I be able to deal with the criticism?
I haven’t felt this anxious/excited since I was pregnant with Anya and had so may unanswered questions nor been in awe of experiencing the creation of life. Ultimately, Purposeful Day is my first professionally published book; therefore, it is my baby. I birthed it, Joshua raised it, and Allison has run it through boot camp.
I reckon I will update my readers about the outcome of the edits and the manuscript later this weekend. This weekend will also be so busy: I have a funeral and prom this weekend. Sunday is Mother’s Day. It’s the busiest week in May. Spring has sprung. Have mercy on my editor’s soul. 🙂