Posted by : Sherri Cornelius Thursday, May 27, 2010

I've started the final edit of BVA. Thanks to everyone who helped out: Allie, Ian, Dane, Vanessa, and Tony. Working toward a deadline of Monday or Tuesday, and then off to the agent. I was hoping to send it out this week, before the famous screeching halt to which the publishing industry grinds after Memorial Day. (Good luck deciphering that sentence.) Obviously, that didn't happen.

It's a Herculean effort to stay in this chair, despite the deadline. The kids are home for the summer, for one. For another, the weather's beautiful. And lastly, right outside my tree is a mulberry tree loaded with fruit, which means birds, birds, birds. Woodpeckers, cardinals, blue jays, robins, and lots of others I don't know. And just now a tiny hummingbird hovered right in front of my window screen and chirped as if to say, "Whaddya doing in there, ya dumb human?" There's been more birds in my yard this year than ever before, but I'm afraid the neighborhood dog ran off all the bluebirds, because I haven't seen any since she killed all the fledglings.

So, yeah. It's difficult to sit in here when all of nature is inviting me outside.

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  1. Nice weather is tough to ignore after a long winter and short spring. I know how you feel. But just think how nice it will be to have it over and done with. Off your plate, into the agent's hands. forevermore. Thence to the bookshelves.

    It was my pleasure to read it and offer any help I could. I hope I was helpful anyway. Looking forward to the next one. :)

  2. I almost want to tell you - and what would happen if you enjoyed a day outside with your kids? BVA isn't going anywhere, neither is your agent or the industry.

    But what do I know. A deadline is a deadline afterall. And you have awesome strength of character to resist the siren's song. :)

    Glad I could help sweetie. It's always an honor.


  3. That's a big step Sherri. Congratulations! Here's to a successfully published novel...

    I hope it all works out. I'd like to be able to say 'I'm friends with a published author', not the least because I hope to be one someday myself.


  4. I didn't go outside and enjoy myself. Instead, I got sidetracked with kids and housework. I did get the ms printed out, but didn't get very far in the edit. Will do more today.


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