Hello everyone! I hope this blog post finds you well. As you must’ve guessed (by last night’s post), I did receive my manuscript back from my editor.
Before I begin, I’d like to share some wisdom with you all. Despite my 22 short years of existence, I feel as if I may be able to help some of you.
In NO WAY did I think Rosemi was going to applaud my awesome work and only have minor corrections. Not only is the unrealistic, it’s downright ridiculous. As writers, we are always learning, always progressing. This being my first manuscript makes it even worse. I’m not as seasoned as some of you. So while she had great things to say, she also touched base on things I was concerned with as well. She gets it. She gets my vision. That’s why I picked her. She is willing to be honest at all costs and that is something I absolutely admire. She puts the readers first.
Any who, I wanted to express just how happy I am with her feedback. Although I only skimmed her notes on a few chapters, I knew she was right on the money. The first few chapters are always the crappiest.
In the picture above, I have a patch that I wear everyday under my collar. While it isn’t military, it is something that reminds me of the daily grind. I wouldn’t necessarily describe revamping my book as “suck”. But thinking about having to go to work all day, work out, make time for personal necessities, and then drag my butt to my laptop to write…it could get a little…sucky.
Whether you have a full-time job, have three kids that drive you insane (with love!), or are a full-time writer, we all have our bad days. So raise your glasses and toast to embracing the suck! I know there are days where you just want to quit. DON’T! People deserve to hear about the crazy monsters that live in your head.
Tomorrow I will be dedicating my 12-hour duty shift to rewriting and doing whatever I have to in order to make my story that much better.
In other news, I have 99 followers on my Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cynthia-A-Rodriguez/520190301402079) and am less than 100 views from 2,000 on this very blog! I would like to thank everyone who reads this blog whether once in a while or every day. You guys are the best 🙂
I have been playing Blue Jeans by Lana Del Rey all day. Can’t get enough.
All my love,