Write a book, proofread, and then print, right? Not so much. Production of Blue Columbine, my debut novel, has been in the works for over five years. Granted, it doesn’t always take that long…I started writing the manuscript when my youngest was two, and I didn’t have a clue what I was doing. Blue has been edited three times, rewritten at least six times (I quit keeping track, it was depressing), been through nearly a dozen critique partners and half as many beta readers, and is currently being proofed for its grand entry into the world. All that to say, writing is work. Hard work. Sometimes gut twisting work. Sometimes an excercise in self discipline kind of work.
But it is the work I love. And soon….oh so soon, I’ll get to turn out the product of my labor. I’m so excited. And scared! I feel like I did the first time I stood on top of a fourteener and thought, “what the heck am I doing here?” But sometimes fear is part of the adventure, right?
I’ve written a book. I did the work. And now it’s time to release it to the world… Finally. The summit of this peak. Just two weeks away. 😅