Last post, I said I was ready to start marketing Wolf Legend, my next contemporary romance novel with a supernatural theme. Maybe the truth should be that I’m almost ready to start marketing Wolf Legend.
I’ve still got to do one more run-through for editing, typos, etc. Most of all, I must justify the margins. When I first started e-publishing, I tried writing first drafts with justified margins so I wouldn’t have to go back and do it later. It didn’t work. It drove me crazy. All those letters jumping all over the place whenever I made a change. (If you don’t know what I’m talking about, try it. You’ll go blind very quickly. Or insane. Or both.) And I changed at least a few things in every chapter. Even if I was on rewrite number ten.
So I quit creating with justified margins and must go back and redo the entire book now that I’m finally, finally truly done with it. Actually I justified it twice already and then un-justified it so I could make changes without going blind. But this time I’m sure I’m done.
Okay, I’m a writer and that means I’m never done. I just reach a point in the creative process where I send it off whether I’m satisfied or not. My husband often threatens to tear my latest manuscript from my clutching, ink-stained fingers because that’s the only way it’ll ever go out into the world.