I gave birth to a 78,000 word manuscript

Today I finished a week of giving my manuscript for The After Days a final edit before sending it to my editor for a final proofread. It feels like I’ve given birth to a beautiful baby manuscript, and now Mary Poppins will step in to lovingly care for my baby over the next few weeks.

There have been times when entire chapters flowed from my fingertips with ease and times when crafting one three-word sentence took a week. Now I’m eager to read my editor’s comments and changes so that The After Days can be the best I can make it. I’m a little surprised I miss the act of editing and polishing which has sucked up much of time over the past week, but it’s time to move forward.

How hard will it be to patiently wait the three weeks to receive the suggested edits? Harder than dieting during the season of holiday parties, harder than learning calculus, and harder than saying no to my charming 2 1/2 year old granddaughter.

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