I would have been completely done with another edit last night, but out of a tiny (well, let's say stupid) mistake on my part, I have to go through the the first 22 chapters of my book. Again. Pft. Darn it. But hey it can always make it better. I'm not going to go into the details of my editing blunder, but suffice it to say, it was dumb.
I was really hoping to be ahead of schedule for querying, however, it's held off till tomorrow. My actual goal was to be hunting for an agent by August 1, so I am still well ahead of it, only by a few days.
Needing to go through so many pages of my book again is overwhelming, especially when I thought I was so close. As I finished up some chapters last night, I pretty much wanted to throw my ms out the window and just go to bed. And the thing is I very well could just leave it as is, but I'm too much of a perfectionist to surrender to laziness. I'm going to hunker down and conquer my beautiful beast today.
It can be done! And I will love it all the more for the extra time spent working through its pages.
PS: I will be sharing a little secret or surprise with you on my Friday blog post. You'll want to stop by. Hint Hint! Nudge Nudge!