I am on my last run through my book, doing line edits and little tweaks here and there and also hacking away at it to make it shorter. I only have 22 pages left. I've been doing this round of edits on paper, so when I'm done I have to enter the changes into the computer, and then OMG and then........I'll be done. It's already been two and a half years since I started this project, and soon I will be ready to close the book forever (unless of course an editor suggests some changes, but that would be assuming that I find an agent, and that my agent finds a publisher, and that I'm the luckiest girl in the world).
I honestly don't entertain any hope that this book will be published. I mean, hello its only my first. I know I have so much more to learn and improve on. Which is why....
I've started researching for my next book! It is a stand alone book about a character that I made up five years ago. I'm so excited to get started on it. And the best part is that the research is absolutely fascinating because I am enthralled with the subject (which I cannot state at this time. This is my big secret project).
Anyways, just wanted to let you all know that I'm still fighting/still pushing/still moving forward with my goals and dreams.