Erin Green Author - blog
It is 1:30am. Yes, you read that correctly and I'm about to finish work for the week! Seriously, I am. I have been working on structural edits for my Christmas book. The last six days have been pretty intense as I have juggled with the edits and dramas on social media, but hey, these thing are sent to test us.
Anyway, my edits are done and dusted! I pressed 'send' about ten minutes ago. I have a brain which is buzzing with book details, adrenaline racing through my body and the excitement of a child on Christmas morning. There's no point me even attempting to sleep for the next couple of hours, so I will head downstairs and watch TV allowing my brain to download.
My edits mainly consisted of highlighting emotions and clarifying specific details which I hadn't crafted clearly enough in the first submission. I've scraped two chapters and rewritten those with different backdrops reinforcing the books themes. And, I'm very proud of my epilogue for this book. It meant I had to complete another batch of research, which is late at this stage, but I had a new idea and instinct forced me to follow my gut. I can't wait for my editor to read the final section and hear her reaction. Finger crossed, it's the same as mine. I think it will be. I dearly hope it is.
It goes without saying that any job to achieve a work-life-balance you need to find a happy equilibrium to support a healthy body and mind. So, I shall be taking the next few days off away from my regular structured day to read, sketch and play music. I'll write, because hey, you know me, it's like breathing but I will only do the bare minimum each day to keep my Camp NaNo ticking over.
From Shetland, With Love At Christmas - is available for preorder via Amazon.