The New Door

Certain that I have given my characters all I can give them for one volume, and equally as certain that mistakes still remain, I’m halfway through the technical edit of my book.  I’m not prone to leaving typos, mild perfectionism won’t let me, so it’s been a matter of punctuation and flow.  Even with the errors that still plague me I cannot help but be proud of what LIFE ON FIRE represents.  A finished piece of storytelling.    

Coming to the end and having accomplished as much as I have with this novel startles me.  Half of the mind-bending work will not appear in the book.  My daily companion, my main character Anna, will have to take a back seat as I work on something else or risk losing my mind.
Opening that new door, after going through this one, gives me pause.  It’s like deciding to have another child, without the weight gain.  Usually.  There were many times I laughed aloud at what I’d written, for various reasons.  Many times that I cried.  Deciding to go through it all over again may be a matter of courage.  Or blind persistence.

~ by Rachel Francis on June 25, 2012.

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