As I work through editing my manuscript I’m receiving e-mails from my two main critiquers. Both are a-m-a-z-i-n-g women who help me out SO much. From pointing out my naughty habit of using ‘was’ followed by a word ending in ‘ing’ (wrong tense for those of you sitting there blankly *grin*) to suggesting I use a word other than ‘grinned’ *lol*.
*Sigh* thank goodness for the find function in Word!
I do occasionally have a giggle at some of the comments (‘the girls sound a bit immature’ – *hee* THEY ARE! They deal with the big issues maturely then have great fun teasing each other like 5yr olds) especially when I keep butting heads over a comment which eventually points out that I haven’t made it clear enough..oops.
But then we hit some obvious differences in styles. One loves descriptions of food/clothes/places etc and the other finds it boring and unnecessary. The other however loves full hilt romance stuff which really doesn’t wash well with me. It brings me back to the point ‘remember your own voice’. So at the moment I am working on adding a little more detail (which I originally editing out *doh*) and reviewing the romance scenes (yes that’s right, I said romance scenes ). And I keep getting MAJOR butterflies. So nervous about releasing it and SO SO excited!! The cover is starting to look really good and soon I hope to add it to my re-done synopsis page (which has been removed if you hadn’t noticed) under the slightly fuller ‘blurb’ than above.
I just really want people to enjoy the story. To laugh at it and to love it.
So must get it as close to perfect as possible!