Monday, May 4, 2009

On to the Editor

So, I received a call from my agent and she wants the draft of The Mist to go to a professional editor.

There's a mixture of excitement and anxiety with this next step in the process of trying to get published.

I'm excited that things are moving forward, but at the same time, a bit anxious about what the editor might say.

I really haven't touched the manuscript in months, and the thought of rushing it the operating room while Dr. House peers over my shoulder pointing out where to cut, remove, add, splice, etc., is a bit overwhelming.

But as I often tell my students, getting messy with your drafts is part of the business of making it better.