Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Waiting is Tough for a Nervous Nellie

Tough Luck will be out next month and that's just a few days away! My fingernails are bitten to the quick from eagerness to see it released and anxiety from little doubts.
A couple of weeks ago I found a couple of errors I had overlooked until the  galleys arrived. One was a real doozy. How could I miss it during multiple edits and revisions?
I have no doubt it will be corrected, but I keep worrying and wondering...

What other things have I missed?

                                Would it have been better if...?

                                                             Maybe I should have...?


  1. I have a feeling as writers, we will always see something we want to change. :)

    I'm sure it will be great. I'm so excited for your release!

  2. I'm sure you are right about writers in general, what a mess we can be :)

  3. What Kimberly said--we will always see things we want to change. There are things in my book I wish weren't ;) At some point, though, you let it go and delve into your current WIP.

    Cathy, it will be fine, I just know it! Hugs.

  4. Writers are little neurotic when it comes to things like this...so this is normal.

    But I know you'll be fine. How exciting though! Revel in the moment and enjoy it.

  5. Andrea, thank you for the hugs :) ((hug, hug back))

    Karen :) I'm reveling!

  6. The one thing I've noticed about this writing thing is that perfection is strived for but not not achieved by every person's definition. You've done, I'm sure, an awesome job, and will reap the wonderful joy of seeing your work published. What ifs are the inevitable. Enjoy this brilliant moment. And prepare for the next because you are a writer, and I know you have another story to share with the world.
    Three cheers to you and I can't wait for the release :-)

  7. Angela, thanks for the three cheers :) I like what you said: "The one thing I've noticed about this writing thing is that perfection is strived for but not not achieved by every person's definition."

  8. As Karen said, I think we're all a bit neurotic. I guess that's part of the fun? :-) I'm sure it'll all be great!

  9. Keep the tissues handy for the moment you hold your book in your hands for the first time. It'll feel like a new member of the family. You're going through what every writer goes through, so stop worrying and start promoting. :)

  10. It will be wonderful! Be positive and have a Happy New Year!