I think the title of this post is pretty self-explanatory. I have nothing new for WIPpet Wednesday because I have written nothing new on any of my WIPs.
I’m so productive.
Anywho, in keeping with the spirit of one of my 2015 goals (be more bloggy) I figured I’d use this space for some updating.
I spent the weekend in editing hell.
What do I mean by editing hell, you ask?
Editing hell is agonizing over sentences and word choices and comma placement and action beats. Editing hell is searching the document for repeated phrases. Editing hell is searching the document for dashes, so you can make sure your spacing is consistent for all dashes (that was fun). Editing hell is running a spell check and finding no less than 5 misspelled words! One of them was sovereignty, so I guess I can forgive that, since we’re only human, after all. 😉
Revision Tip: FOR THE LOVE OF FLUFFY UNICORNS RUN A FINAL SPELL CHECK.
You see, that was the last time I could touch it before I sent it away to be formatted. And then I freaked out. And then I saw the Kindle preview and got excited again. Shew. It’s been an emotional whirlwind of a week.
So that’s where things stand, presently. Tonight, I approved the final e-book versions, with all the fun graphics added, and so now we’re on to the print version! And there was much rejoicing! Huzzah.
I’m still freaking out, by the way…just doing a better job of hiding my emotions!
Oh, before I forget, you can now add Stones on Goodreads. Almost 30 people — and I don’t personally know all of them! — have already added it to their To Read shelf. I’m having mini-panic attacks over this as well, because that means these people might actually read it, and then what if it suuuuuuuuccccckkkkkkkkkkkssssss.
I could probably ramble on and on about my nerves and over-excitable emotions and bore y’all to death…but instead I’m going to take deep breaths, eat chocolate, and remember this: “Trust your dreams. Trust your heart, and trust your story.”
Alright, enough about me; let’s get on to the good stuff! You should definitely check out the other contributors to WIPpet Wednesday because I hear there’s a sexy pillow fight involved. Get on it! 😀
As always, a big thanks to K.L.Schwengel for babysitting us!
10 thoughts on “WIPpet Wednesday: I’ve Got Nothin’”
Eek! You’re so cloooooooose to having the boooooook oooooout…
I don’t know why I’m talking like that. ‘Cause I’m a dork? Or because I’m excited for you. We’ll go with that. Added to by TBR on Goodreads!
Nerves suck, don’t they?
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They really do. I hope it gets better after the release. Maybe??? 🙂
Big BIG WAHOOOOOOO for you! Hooray! =D
Your nothin’ is certainly somethin’!
Thank you! It’s so skery! 🙂
I’ll bet – but then, many of the best things are! You’ve got this one! =D
I hope so! 🙂
Added Stones to my Read List. 🙂 Beautiful cover, btw. Spell check…yeah. Thank goodness for CreateSpace catching Chapter FIVEteen, because no less than four sets of eyes and word’s spell check all FAILED to see it. Thankfully, I could fix it before it made it out into the great wide world.
Now remember, breathing is not optional.
Kudos to CreateSpace for catching that! It’s amazing how much can slip through so many pairs of eyes. 🙂
Thank you for the add!
Congratulations and good luck with Stones! I can’t imagine running a final spell check and setting my book in stone, lol.
Yeah, it’s a scary process! It was definitely hard making the decision to be done done and stop tweaking things.
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