Road to Publication #10: Publisher responds to my second round of “Re-edits”

Yay!  My second round or re-edits were accepted.  Next stop?  Copy editing.

I admit, I am a little nervous that cutting and pasting were done and I didn’t see the final product before it went to copy-editing.  I’m worried about formatting, punctuation, etc. before it gets there.

What I need to do is stop worrying and let this process just HAPPEN.  I will get another look at it before it’s printed.  It’s just nerve-wracking.

Copy editing should be done by early September.  Until then, I need to work on that marketing plan, and sit back and relax…

Yeah, right.  Don’t know how to do that.  I’m knee deep into my next project.  No rest for the weary writer!


32 responses to “Road to Publication #10: Publisher responds to my second round of “Re-edits”

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  2. You said it, let it happen!

  3. I imagine it’s really difficult to let go of your baby and let someone else dress it.

  4. The best way to keep yourself from worrying is to keep your mind busy elsewhere, so I am glad (but not surprised) to hear that you are busy with your next project. I know it must be nerve-wracking and I’d probably be a mess if I were in your shoes. Hang in there. 🙂

    • Yeah for the most part I’ve put it behind me. I am totally engrossed in Fire in the Woods. Every once in a while I need to stop and say “oh yeah” I have marketing to do for Last Winter Red. It’s kind of funny if you think about it.

  5. Yay that they accepted your re-edits! Just remember, working on something different right now will let you see the galleys with a fresh, objective eye. If there’s something to be caught, you’ll see it.

  6. Robert Perry

    Good luck withthe process!

  7. I’m right there with you, kid. I just ordered my bookmarks and bought my sharpie pen, and don’t forget, we have signed covers we can give away now to lucky peeps! 🙂 You know, I always played MAKE BELIEVE when I was a kid. I never imagined it to be like this as an adult…so much fun yet so nerve-wracking!

    Copy edits have me a little nervous right now, too. Right now, we have to focus on our next projects and get them out the door. Ahh, the crazy life of an author. I wouldn’t trade it for all the world.

  8. Congrats! I wish I could afford a copy-edit, lol. I guess you just have to trust that the people working on your book know what they’re doing. Which they definitely do, so no worries!

    • Yeah that’s what I keep trying to tell myself. But I admit I am a control freak. It is not in my hands and that driving me crazy!
      Oh, by the way, the beautiful thing about having a publisher is that they pay for all that stuff for you. 🙂

  9. Congratulations! I am revising my current manuscript, and it is a daunting task. I am new to your blog, sorry. When is your book being published?

  10. Argh, I commented used wordpress! It hates me! The post below me is me, Jennifer, in case wordpress made it not obvious 😀

  11. ravenaguron

    A writer’s work is never done 🙂 Enjoy yourself!

  12. Hooray for re-edits acceptance! It’s a great feeling to be knee-deep into another project, enjoy!

  13. I totally hear you on being knee deep in the next project. I think that’s my permanent status. That said, I like it like that. 😀

    Glad they accepted the next round though. I suspect that deadlines are the culprit for the straight-to-copyedit thing.