Disappointment and working through it

There are times when there is no way to avoid it. You’re going to hurt someone’s feelings. I hate being put in that situation, but it couldn’t be helped. I had to ask my editor to send my manuscript back to me before she finished going over Eternal Embrace. Between my unexpected surgery and her being down with the flu, our time schedules got thrown into the toilet and before I knew it, I had exactly one week to prepare my manuscript to deliver to my publisher this coming Monday. My editor is upset with me, understandably. I hate that. She has been an immense help to me. I know I put her through the wringer. I’m a novice, and I have never lied about it. I’m trying to learn as fast as I can, but there is SO much to learn and know about writing and publishing. I can only absorb so much. Regardless, I’ve gone over her notes repeatedly and I should be ready by Sunday to turn over a manuscript to my publisher that I’m happy with.

Today, I’m spending the day at a Writer’s Conference. Attending workshops with various authors to learn how they did it. How did they learn to plot, to develop their characters? What’s their take on publishing? It should be interesting, I know it will be informative. I plan to be a sponge, take notes and absorb. I’m also doing a local author reading. Not sure how I got roped into that one. Oh yeah, I volunteered to help out. *headdesk* Anyway, I picked out a chapter from my soon to be released novel, Eternal Embrace. It’s a piece that gets to me every time I read it. I’m hoping I get some positive feedback.

While I’m off learning, I hope you enjoy your weekend. Grab a book and enjoy!

Till next week,

~Madison

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