I can’t believe it’s been five months since I picked up my pen and began scribbling down notes for my upcoming book. As I’ve mentioned before, it’s been an incredibly enjoyable experience writing Living with the Cat. This time around, I stretched my writing skills well beyond my my familiarity, immersing myself with humor, sarcasm and well-crafted anecdotes. Structurally I feel it’s a far better book than Living with the Dragon, in terms of writing. In terms of content, I’d say it’s comparing apples to oranges. You’ll have to wait and see what I mean!
Several weeks ago, I got my manuscript back from my editor. I figured it’d be maybe several hundred edits I’d have to go over. Not even close. Try 4753.
Yikes. I’m completely humbled.
So for the past few weeks, I’ve been plugging at my manuscript, cleaning up the punctuation, sentence fragments and all the good stuff my English 101 prof taught me, but clearly forgot. Day by day, I’ve chipping away, trying not to let the daunting task take away from my enjoyment. Even though the corrections and comments made by my editor was a real test of my self-esteem, I also know that she’s only trying to help. Editing is all part of the process. At least that’s what I keep telling myself.
This morning, I finally completed my review and resubmitted for a second round of edits. Concurrently I’m also working on my cover design. I can’t wait to share it with you!
So, that’s the latest update on my second book. I’ve been pretty busy with it everyday. Even while I was in beautiful Nova Scotia last week, I worked on it, however, I also remembered to practice a little self-care and took a break. One evening, I managed to check out Halifax again and enjoyed such a beautiful part of my country. I’m so fortunate and grateful to have the opportunity to travel for work and see so much of Canada and the US.