Thursday, March 11, 2010

Free at last . . .

I'm finally free from constant manuscript hang-over! If you have absolutely no idea what I'm talking about . . . well, let me explain. In January, I finished writing my second book. With the end (submission) in sight, I used every spare moment working on revisions. Twenty minutes here and ten minutes there. Two or three hours after the kids went to bed, or at least until I couldn't see or think straight any longer. It was like a grimy little black cloud was following me around, refusing to disperse. My house became increasingly messy, dinners became ridiculously simple and unhealthy, and I was running behind on just about everything. Basically, I was DISTRACTED--more so than usual.

Well, that all ends today. Why? Because today is a new beginning, free from the constraints of that all-consuming manuscript. Free to blog, free to clean, free to cook, free to read, free to watch tv or play a game with my hubby after the kids are in bed.

Today marks the day that I have officially passed along my book to the publisher. I finally decided that enough was enough, so last night I printed it out, filled out the forms, and gladly passed it off to someone else.

Now I realize that in 1-3 months I could get it right back, along with a letter telling me it's no good or asking me to rework, but for the next 1-3 months, I am a free woman! I am, in essence, liberated!



  1. I know exactly how wonderful that feeling of freedom is-- congratulations!

  2. Congratulations!!! I admire you so much. For as long as I can remember when you set your sights to something, nothing could deter you. I am amazed how you write and still do everything else. Enjoy a well earned break!!

  3. Rach, you crack me up!!! What are you going to do with all your new found freedom? I'm thinking there really won't be any - it's just re-distributed!

  4. Yay for you! I just went through the same thing, but now I'm distracted by the waiting. I've been reading my brains out. I should start a new book. Yes, that's it!