Thursday, February 28, 2008

It's Alive!

New Life is done!

My critique group finished with it last night, and I made the last couple changes. I double-checked my formatting. And then I sent it off, where it was summarily approved and given over to the marvelous editors. I'm so happy!

And so relieved. There's plenty of stress associated with fitting into a pre-existing world and set of works. Given the other authors in the series, I had a lot to live up to. Writing the last few words was a relief, but it wasn't anything like seeing the message that my manuscript was accepted.

I could not have done this without my very patient husband, and without the wonderful ladies of my critique group. There's great comfort in knowing that you've given your story a large set of eyes to look for problems, a number of opinions to tell you what works and what doesn't, and in having a group of really terrific authors to tell you, "Good luck! We're behind you!"

So. Thank you to Dee Carney, Ava Rose Johnson, Tess Harrison, and both halves of Moira Rogers. Without you, New Life wouldn't be the same!

3 comments:

Moira Rogers said...

It was an honor and a pleasure, ma'am. And highly, highly enjoyable. :D Congratulations!

Ava Rose Johnson said...

Ditto what Moira said. I loved it and you know it :)

Dee Carney said...

My pleasure! It was a phenomenal read and I can't wait to see the final, published version.