The Final Countdown


Most of the time, I feel that The Final Countdown by Europe is my theme song.  The beta readers are supposed to get Explosive Dreams on 1 May.  Only, I’m still working on it.  The song being stuck in my head isn’t helping much either.

It isn’t just the editing either.  It’s the fact that I decided to re-read it.  I should never ever ever ever ever ever ever do such a thing.  Not if I have a deadline.  If I’d taken a moment to stop and think about what I was doing, I would have reminded myself to just acknowledge the edits and go through those sections.

Alas, I didn’t.  Half-way through the book and I’ve re-written entire sections (and an entire chapter or two).  It might be making the book better… It might be making the book worse.  I’m not sure.

Here’s the problem: I can read other people’s books very quickly and not be overly critical or think too much about what I would have done different.  Not so much with my own stuff.  With my own stuff I’m very critical and over think things.

By the time I’m done, I’m going to have a completely new book.

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  1. First off, love your theme song. Second off, this is exactly me every time before I give it to the next reader. I always want to give them the best possible draft and end up reworking it majorly. Then I even find myself re-working WHILE a beta group is working on it. It doesn’t help that I keep getting new ideas haha. Sitting on my hands RE my novel right now and blogging instead. Anyway best of luck on your MS. Save and shut the file down. NOW!! 😛 JK. seriously, best of luck though.

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  2. Didn’t I tell you this would happen?…..Lol…..best of luck

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