Letting go of my manuscript

I quit.

Yes, I’m done. I quit. Revising the novel, that is. It’s hard to let go, to turn your manuscript over to someone for critique, to send it to agents or publishers. It’s a scary thing even if you’ve been sharing your work with a critique group. But it is something a writer must do to move on. It’s easy to say “I’ll just go back and revise that paragraph, that chapter, the whole damn book, one more time”. You can repeat that for years. And never get published.

So, it’s time to move on. I’ve shipped the 93K word manuscript to 2 beta readers. Barring plot holes or their downright boredom, I hope to get the cover art complete this summer. I’m going to concentrate on the blurb & hook that will appear on Amazon and elsewhere while the betas have the book. With any luck, Keeping the Family Peace will be coming your way this fall.

Inspired by Kristen’s Lamb The Secret to Success–Quitting. http://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/2012/04/16/the-secret-to-success-quitting/
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  1. Marie Loughin Avatar

    Yea! Good for you, Char. You are way wiser than I am.

  2. Catherine Hedge Avatar

    This is exciting! Like launching the Titanic! (No. Bad analogy! ) This will end up better. May this be just the tip of the iceberg. (Sorry. I couldn’t resist!)

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