THIS WRITING LIFE: Edits have landed

As the above suggests, edit notes have arrived for my next book (title coming soon, I promise), due out in May 2013.


With the help of my clever editors, I should be able to knuckle down and fix all those fizzling bits in the first draft and – fingers crossed – mould this book into a truly compelling read.

And hmmph!

Why? Because it never ceases to amaze me how often edits coincide so perfectly with the urge… no, need to start the next book.

Yes, yes, I know, but you have been deceived. Deceived I tell you! All that pottering in post-book blissdom these past few weeks has been surface only. Inside I’ve been hard at work, cogitating. Truly I have! Plots have been brewing. Characters imagined. Horrible, mean fates thought of. I even have an opening and, miracle of miracles, a fabulous title.  So, as is typical, just when I think I’m ready to start pounding that keyboard again, edits come a-sailing in and I have to drop it all and bury myself in those, hence the hmmph.

Ahh, well. No one ever said this writing life was easy.

0 thoughts on “THIS WRITING LIFE: Edits have landed

  1. AvatarCathryn Hein

    Thanks, Jenn. They’re actually going really well. With every chapter I can see the book getting better and better. So cool!

    Thanks for dropping by. Hope all is well with you.

  2. AvatarHelene Young

    Oh yes, oh yes, oh yes!! I know that feeling too, Cathryn! I thought it was just me and I was inventing a form of procrastination so very relieved I’m not alone 🙂 Am waiting for my edits to arrive and desperately wanting time to start the next story…

    Happy editing 🙂

    1. AvatarCathryn Hein

      Thanks, Helene. Always takes another writer to understand!

      Hope you have your edits now too. I’m poking along with mine and they’re going surprisingly well. I’m not sure if I’m simply getting used to the process or my mind is in the right place. Not complaining either way!

  3. AvatarSuzi Love

    Even if you’re not excited about doing edits, I am. Excited that your new book is charging ahead and will be on the shelves before we know it.
    Suzi Love

    1. AvatarCathryn Hein

      Aww, thanks, Sue. At least we now have a title for people to look for when it hits said shelves!

      It’s going to be called HEARTLAND. Absolutely perfect title for the book. Yah!