Friday, December 02, 2005

FRIDAY!!!!!!!

Cie is doing the happy dance. Actually, not quite. Too tired. But MENTALLY I am doing the happy dance.

First, I'm taking a quick break from the physical labor of hauling closed file boxes. But I'm actually getting things in order, which makes me happy.

Second (BLARING TRUMPETS FOLKS) THE DRAFT OF CATHERINE IS DONE. CATHY HAS IT FOR EDITS. TOMORROW I WILL REVIEW THEM AND MONDAY IT GOES TO TOR!!!!!

WHAAAAAAAAHOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

In case you're wondering why the fuss -- this is the book that was originally the original Sazi book, the one that created the whole world (about a decade or more ago!). But circumstances conspired against it, and it didn't get up for publication until now. Unfortunately, since so many of the things that happen in the other books interact with this, it made writing the timeline REALLY TRICKY as the books overlapped. I think it is a really good book. I'm very proud of it. But OY VEY! So, if there are any mistakes, please be gentle with us. We tried REALLY hard.

And of course there are always the doubts. I am RIDDLED with self-doubt about the writing. What if they hate it? What if it doesn't sell? What if, what if, what if. I tell my inner doubts to shut the h*** up, but they don't listen.

Oh, this weekend also (assuming the second pass of edits doesn't take forever) I am going to pick up all the DC photos. This is a good thing as the stand alone (well, it COULD be the first of a series, but we're not looking at it as one) is going to be partially set there.

I liked DC a lot. I particularly liked the Hamilton Crowne Plaza. GREAT service. Nice folks. It was absolutely worth it to me! I'm not used to traveling and they made me very comfortable!

Well, life awaits. Break is over. Back to the old heave ho of vile (OOPS FILE) boxes.

Have a great weekend.

Cie

4 comments:

Y said...

CONGRATULATIONS CIE! That's excellent! So glad for you... now take a few days off and celebrate after you get the final pass done.

Have a GREAT weekend!

:)

PS. Missed you at the ol' Y blog! I finished one of my novels and am in the process of getting query and synopsis to send it out early next year! :)

Y said...

Oh, one more thing - ignore the self-doubt! You know we'll LOVE the book!

Shawn said...

Y's right! Definitely igore the self doubt! You have nothing to worry about! We'll love this one just like we loved the others.

Anonymous said...

Thanks guys! I appreciate the encouragement. Sorry I haven't been by much. As seems to be a bad habit, I got sick as soon as I finished the draft. UGH!

Cie