I’m still coming down from an emotional high as a participant in the A to Z Blog Challenge. Slowly, I am bringing it all together.
For me, it is important that I don’t lose my writing momentum. So, my schedule after the A to Z was three days of reading, laughter, and music, and on Monday, I started scheduling what I want to see happen in my writing.
Scheduling what I write gives me a picture of where I’m going. Thus, I knew before the challenge that I wanted to do a one on one with a senior editor that is forthright and honest. I had it arranged before the Challenge began so that I could ensure myself that my momentum would not dwindle down to zero.
Am I shaking in my boots about the upcoming revision and rewriting work on my book? Yes and no. Revising and editing a book deals with the structure and how the story is told. For a good story to come across well on the pages of a book, the chemistry between the editor and the writer should be harmonious. So as I step out, I wonder which way the wind will blow.
Will I look back and say I’m glad I took the step is a question that I cannot answer yet. However, I do know, if I don’t take this step, I’ll never know the effects it will have upon my writing ability.
So, as the Child in my story The Child and The Prophet, I’m moving out on an untrodden path, leaving my footprints behind me.