First book 2.0

Hello, my dear blogging friends! I really hope that this week, and the first half of March, has been good to you. Though I have nothing major to complain about, I feel like I keep waiting for life to calm down but I never seem to get it. Is there such a thing as a calm life? I’ll believe it when I see it. Because so far it seems like as soon as I get rid of one thing two other things pop up. Do you ever feel like that?

Anyway… Ever since we moved to India, I’ve been focusing and working on my writing and I decided to re-do the first book while I am also working on my second book in the same series. And on Sunday I finished the final edit of my first novel. I edited it once more, took quite a few pages and scenes out, added some.

Looking back, because hindsight is a nasty b-i-t-c-h, I should’ve edited and re-edited and then done some more editing on my first book before publishing it. I wasn’t ready. The book wasn’t ready. But I was so passionate and excited to publish it. So eager to make it happen that that drive took over everything else. I was a rookie, still am, but now I know better. I don’t know everything, far from it, but I know more.

There are many emotions flowing through me. I have regrets and I am embarrassed for not waiting and working on it, for sending it into the world and letting people open and read it when it was far from ready. If I could I would channel some magic and vanquish every single copy, substituting it with the current copy. But sadly I can’t do that. I have to accept that I made a mistake and learn from it, evolve it and do better.

Like I said, I finished the final edit this Sunday and now I am doing some changes on the cover because the proof I got back isn’t exactly how I want it to be. And I’m working on my social media accounts and the promo. Soon I’ll let you know when the book is coming out. And it will be soon. Very soon. 🙂

I am also going to do another round of editing on my second book and release it soon after the first. 

And then I’m jumping into a fresh project that I am very excited about and can’t wait to start. I know how and when I want to finish The Alpha Series but it will just wait its turn and have a short break.

What are you up to? Do you ever feel like you rushed into something?

7 thoughts on “First book 2.0

  1. I’m looking forward to seeing the revamped version. As you know I have the original. I think you’re being a bit unfair to yourself.
    I’m at present in an odd ‘writing state’, or rather ‘non-writing state’. It’s not ‘writer’s block’, ie wanting to write but the words will not come. I just do not have the urge to write, not even a blog post, for about the past month. I’ve no idea why; it’s the first time it’s happened, ever.
    There is an exception, I’m writing letters, hand-written, to friends, including ‘blog friends’. If you’d like me to write one to you, email me an address (not to be public on here!).

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