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How did editing get so hard?  Since I started to teach it!

Amidst the turmoil of real life, I finally started to put pencil to manuscript.  I don’t know if I’m second guessing my original draft or not.  I feel like I’m chopping dialogue in half and wonder if I need to make my Prologue longer.

I’ve edited eight books before now and rarely had an issue.  I can’t help but wonder if it’s stress.  Stress of working two jobs, stress of my grandma being in hospital and the extra time that is taking away.  No guarantees but I can’t help but wonder.

I’d like to get this book published for a few reasons.  For starters, it pays tribute to the 100th anniversary of the start of WWI.  That was last summer.  The longer I take, the closer I get to the 101st anniversary of WWI.  Mind you, my hero died in 1918 so I do have some time and I can copyright it under 2014 still but all those ideas are slowly fading with the time it’s taking me to get to it!

I also have a class to prepare for and emails to send out.  I had a number of people who were excited to enroll their kids in the updated program but I have only had a single registration.  Depressing!!

So I will hopefully return to my manuscript this afternoon and maybe be able to view it in a better light.  Try to look at flow and voice and stop dropping the axe!  I don’t want to take away from character traits unique to each person.  I want to keep the emotion I created with the original draft but how do I look at it from that perspective and not affect the flow.

Perhaps I have to stop worrying that it is the shortest of my novels.  Look at it in a different perspective.  Yes, that’s what I’ll try to do…

Wish me luck!