Purposeful Day Edits for Trilogy Publishing

Jennifer Greene-Sullivan

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. 🙂

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I am an English teacher, mother, and wife, but I love to write. I feel that I am blessed to be able to use my talent to write about my children's books, poems, short fiction, and parenting. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about my experiences with beginning a writing career while focusing on my children and my job. I look forward to comments and to hear from my readers!

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