Off to the editors I go

Judging from the creation date on my Scrivener file, I started writing Emerald’s Fracture about a year ago. I finished the first draft at the end of 2016 and began my own edits. This weekend, the whole kit and kaboodle goes to A Real Editor ™. I’m nervicited. Excierrified. I think this will be the start of a transformation of my book from something I love into something my audience will love. I can’t wait to see all the changes and how awesome things will be.

At the same time, every time I open my manuscript I find an issue – typos, formatting, I swear they multiply when the file is closed. I’m scared the money I invest will never be made back because I’ll screw up the marketing.

Someone once posed a question somewhere: what is your goal for your writing? Well, my personal goal is that I get a lot of fulfillment and pain relief from being so creative. But when I think of my audience and actually selling my book? I can only think of the line from The Muppet Movie “Millions of people happy.” Now, doubtful that my reach will extend that far, but if I could get to a few thousands, that would be great.

And I can’t do it without a well edited book.