Thursday, September 28, 2006
I just sent “Master Nikolai” off to the proof reader. I finally got that done feeling. The done feeling is when I have edited and re-edited then read the whole book through; when I reach the words ‘the end’ I have that feeling of completion. That is the done feeling. I never send a book to my proof reader until I get that done feeling. Of course, when my proof reader sends the book back she might find a hole in the plot that I didn’t see. That is why it’s always important to have a fresh pair eyes look over your work. When I get the book back from the proof reader and I have fixed any errors in it I send it off to my distributor. That is when I have a glass of wine (until I am done with my meds it has to be nonalcoholic wine) with my husband to celebrate the completion of my book.