What a relief! Yesterday, just as I was getting ready to do serious work on PTM, I received a call from my editor at Tyndale, telling me that she loves the Firstborn manuscript and stating it’s ready to proceed in the editing process.
Even after so many books, there is always that worry the new book just won’t cut it. So with every book, I wait with “fear and trembling” for that phone call. Now it’s come, and I can rejoice. I can even begin to like the book again.
Juggling projects is the lot of a full time writer. One book is supposed to be spilling out onto paper, springing to life from my imagination. Another is in the production process, going through revisions, line edits, copy edits, page proofs. So many stages, and all of them serve to yank me out of my imaginary world for the new book.
I think I’ve discovered the theme of PTM, the reason for Jakob’s and Karola’s stories to be told. Unfortunately, I probably won’t get many pages written today. I’ve got an editorial con-call, and then afternoon appointments. I can already see that I won’t make my weekly goal by this Saturday. Sigh.
Originally posted on Diaryland