Writing is creativity and perseverance, but it is also a balancing act. Case in point below. (Hang on tight, you might get dizzy!)
I sent my draft manuscript for FOR WITCH OR FOR POORER (book 5) in my paranormal wedding planner series to my editor the morning I left for vacation (on the 12th). Then I had five blissful days off before I headed back to my day job (and my writing job). While I was on vacation, my editor did a content read on my manuscript and suggested some changes.
When I got back from vacation on the 17th, I started to work on those developmental changes. But before I could finish them, I had to switch back to completing final edits for FOR BETTER OR FOR WOLF (book 4) of my wedding planner series. I spent all this past weekend working on that book before sending it at 12:30 am last night to my proofreader.
Tonight I am back to working on edits for book 5 since it is due to my editor by this Friday 28th. Then book 4 will come back from proof next week and I’ll finish proof edits and read it one more time before I send it to be formatted the first week of July.
Then I should get back book 5 with what I call my “bloody edits” in a couple weeks to work on those too.
The plan (fingers crossed) is to release book 4 in September and book 5 in October.
And oh yeah, there’s my day job too…
See what I mean? Balancing Act. And I share this because I’m often asked about what it means to be a writer. And it calls for tenacity with a side order of project management. When you love what you do, it all somehow works!