A couple weeks ago, I was telling a friend about my story for the first time. Her response: “When can I read it?!”
Which got me thinking.
When can she read it?
I also have a writer friend who just sent me his MS. I then promised to send him mine when it was ready.
Plus there’s family, other friends, etc, who are all sitting around just WAITING to read my book! (That’s how I imagine them at least.)
And then there was the critique last week that basically said “Stop posting on CC and go get this published.”
But wait. The most important thing has occurred: I was reading/ reviewing chapter 1 last week, and I got hit by this feeling. It was the feeling of a voice whispering this is really good. Like really, really good.
So, friends and family, the answer is Eventually. You can read it Eventually.
I don’t know what ‘eventually’ means, but it sounds like a very, very long time.
^ One of my favorite quotes from Thomas and the Magic Railroad.
Yes, Thomas, Eventually will probably be a very long time away.
I still have to finish re-writing this blessed story, and then edit the re-writes, and then fix my story arc, and then change my characters up, and then add a scene here, and….
I think I can, I think I can, I think I can…