I’m once again editing a novel. I’m actually writing a book while editing another book. I used to hate editing. Which I mostly attribute to reading and reading and reading and yet again, reading my novel. Eventually, I’m sick to death of it. But, I have to say with Knight’s Academy, I’m not really sick of it. I’m on Draft 3, well, I guess technically 4 since I’m editing it from beta comments, now.
Speaking of betas, I have found WONDERFUL betas for this novel, who all LOVE the book! Can it get better than that?! No, I don’t think so. Hearing that people love your book will make you happy!
But, just to share what my betas have said:
Author of the Eden Series, Janelle Stalder, said “I cannot get enough of this book!!! Usually it takes me forever to beta, because I have to read it so carefully, and that actually takes away from the story for me, but not in this case! I’m just flying through it and am abso-[freaking]-lutely loving it!! Only halfway done, but I just wanted you to know that it’s amazing so far! I love Milo!!!!lol”
Author of Heart Song, Samantha LaFantasie said, “I’m hoping there will be more to this story. You can’t just leave it at this. Great story! I absolutely loved it….Myka seemed like a perfect character.”
A lady my dad works with said she couldn’t stop reading it, and that this was her favorite book of mine! A 12 year old who is in the target audience said she loved it as well! So, I’m feeling elated actually!
Okay, excuse the self-promotion please. I’m just feeling really good about this novel, even though I’m still in edits!
Editing. I was actually eager to get back to editing. Why? Well for one, I want this novel out in the hands of some of you lovely readers who will enjoy it! Two, I LOVE IT! It’s different than anything else I’ve written. Completely new genre for me. Vampires and werewolves – not Christian fiction.
Part of me is nervous, but then again, others are loving it so I have no reason to be nervous. I think it’s because it’s new, and new sometimes scares me. I’m very set in my ways, which is odd for a 25 year old.
However, I’m just going to edit and get it out there. The worst that can happen will happen no matter what I think or say. Just have to grow my thick skin and deal with it. If it’s not liked, it won’t be the first time someone didn’t like my work. 😉
Sorry for this random and probably incomprehensible post…