The Road to Being Published

Another Wednesday, another update.

I’ve been pretty productive with my third draft of Days of the Kill so far. Or, at least, I would like to think so. I’m on the second chapter for writing out edits, and getting fairly close to the end of it. So, I’ve come pretty far since last Wednesday.

I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m sick and tired of my manuscript, but I’m pushing through. Since I had a tendency to put it off, I’m making myself do ten pages a day. Ten of them. That way, I’m not wasting time. I’m getting it done in a reasonable amount of time. I’m not forcing myself to overdo anything. Ten pages is about all I can stand of my work, but hey, I’m getting it done, at least!

The cat is glad I only do ten pages a day, too, but that’s beside the point.

One thing that keeps me going is knowing that one day I will be published. But, the only way to be published is to keep pushing through. I plan on going the traditional route, just because I have no idea where to even start with self-publishing. So, to get accepted into a traditional publishing house, I have to keep working on it, and keep editing it until I feel like I can’t get it any better. I’ll get there, I know I will.

Now, to talk about The Healing since NaNoWriMo is over. I loved doing that. I loved writing it. Is it horrible and not worth reading? Oh heck yeah. I’m not giving that to anyone to read right now. It’s embarrassing. Really, it is. You don’t want to read it right now. Trust me I know these things.

I’ve put The Healing on hold for a month so I could take a break from it and really buckle down on working on Days of the Kill. I was putting Days of the Kill off a little, I admit, for The Healing during November. No more, though. I’m ready to get it done and over with.

I’m excited to get to the next draft. Really, I am. I’m not ever going to be totally sure these books are perfect. Is anyone ever really sure? I’m going to have to trust the editors and the publishers. Writing can be one big roller coaster ride. I’m all buckled in and ready to go.

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