Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Adventures in Editing aka Decisions
While on the one hand I submitted my manuscript this morning to receive my free proof copy (thanks to NaNoWriMo), on the other hand I have already made the decision not to put it up for sale, aka officially publish it.
It isn't long enough (now that the editing is finished) and I'd like to add to it and eventually publish it when it is more well rounded and complete.
As it stands now, I am not willing to jeopardize my monthly SS Disability payments, which took us over 3 years of fighting to get. I am still not well physically and we need that money. (No, I will never not be disabled, but financially, this isn't a time I'm willing to risk it).
I am going to continue working on it, as well as some other idea's I have, and when I feel it's more up to my own par, I'll take the chance.
This entire editing process has taught me a lot and now I know better what I want in the end and can use that for next time. (And there will be a next time!) Hopefully I won't chew off all my finger nails, have a constant headache & severe bouts of blurry eyes, but I doubt it! (lol)
Thank you everyone for your support throughout this!
I may, possibly, decide to email the book to those interested, like K. did with "Secret Speakers," once I receive the proof copy and poor man's copy right it in addition.
Here is the description and my author bio:
"This collection of short pieces from the inception of the Author's blog, "Diggin' Around," through November, 2007 is a conversational look at the joys & sorrows, discoveries, struggles & frustrations and inspirations of one woman; an unfinished life and story which continues."
"J. Wnorowski is an eclectic, creative & happily married constipated writer, obsessed gardener, lover of books and an avid blogger who dabbles in knitting and taking photo's, who also happens to be disabled with Psoriatic Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondilitis. She currently resides with her Husband at The Jersey Shore."