I had a quick chat with my publisher about the ‘second manuscript’- at the moment titled ‘In Ecstasy’. Originally its release was scheduled for around about September next year, but I was hoping we might be able to move it up the school calendar to say, I don’t know, about July? Seemed to be a good time to release a book about the dissolution of friendship and drugs.
Before I could make my suggestion she told me they had scheduled ‘In Ecstasy’ for- wait for it- an April release! Woo hoo! Even better, thought I, much earlier in the school year, settled in after the start of Term 1, looking for a new and interesting and dynamic book and then along comes ‘In Ecstasy’. Brilliant, I looked at the pile of teetering manuscript that is the second book. And then I realised I’d need to start WORKING on it!! Ahh yes, that’s how it’s done. It comes home from the editor (covered in both red pen and lead pencil) and then the re-writing occurs!
So that’s where it’s at now. I’ve almost finished the structural edit- almost, and then back to Janet for further tweaking (or replace that word with slashing)!