I’m writing this blog post not because it pretends to be funny, unique, insightful, or anything else. I’m writing it because the only other option is to jump back into the 14th draft of my next book. I’m not being hyperbolic about the 14th draft. It really is.
It’s a fantasy novel, aimed at ages 11-16, set in a small private school. And, in spite of what that brief description makes it sound like, it’s not a Harry Potter rip-off. In fact, at one point in my life, I actually thought it was quite a charming book, actually. Now I’m tired of it and hate it. Actually, to be honest, I still think it’s pretty good and I’ve had a lot of good feedback from the adolescent readers who have been test-driving it for me. But I’m still tired of it.
I made a promise to myself that I would finish it and get it off to the publishers my mid-March. I want so badly to send it off. To be done, at least for a while.
But it’s not quite ready yet, meaning that it’s not to the point I’m ready to put my name on it and let a publisher look at it.
I don’t want to spend another lunch hour reading and tweaking. So instead, I am tricking myself into thinking I’m being productive by writing this blog post. Isn’t blogging great that way?
Ok, back to work…….
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