I had an idea today. It occurred to me that as I approach the end of my seventh re-write I need new eyes and good ones at that. Not that the previous eyes haven’t been but without access to an actual Editor I needed someone neutral. So I did the scariest thing yet..
I rang my high school English teacher (the HOD no less). This teacher scared the pants off me when I was at school. I’ve never forgotten the day she scolded me loudly in front of the class and declared I’d fail. She must have been good. I got an A. And yes that felt like the most deserved A ever *grin*. So I rang her.. and…
SHE SAID YES!
Not only that she’ll also pass it to another teacher at the school and if she doesn’t deem it awful she may pass it on to her sister. Who used to be an editor!
Yes that noise is the sound of me hyperventilating and I can scarce write my hands are shaking so much!
Right. So first things first I have to finish the re-write. I’m on chapter 28. Then kill all the awful thoughts circling in my head….okay so that won’t happen till I get it back but if I can at least shove them to the back of my mind…
You may not hear from me much this week. Gonna be rather busy!