Two steps forward and one step back. That is what the last few days of working on Awake have felt like. Okay, if I were to be totally honest it has actually felt more like one step forward and two back…
I’ve rewritten the epilogue two full times in the last few days. I had to email my copy editor and tell him to stop working on chapter seven because I’d changed something at the end and needed to alter that chapter to set up the end. Last night I finally emailed him my final, final rewrite. A new scene in chapter seven, an entirely brand-spanking new chapter twenty-one, and a shorter, tighter epilogue (now with more Luke!).
And why was I doing all of this craziness at the last minute? Because I trust my beta readers. And when someone that I trust says “this doesn’t work, they are coming off as selfish,” I listen! And when they tell me “I need more Luke,” I also listen! Cause really, who doesn’t need more of a hot, tall, blond baseball hunk?
I’ve spent about 16 of the last 48 hours editing and rewriting, so basically two work days. My injured wrist is not happy with me. And while I am slaving over my manuscript what are my kids doing? They are busting a move! I came home to this video the other night:
Yeah, this is the kind of thing that goes on in my house.