I haven't actually written this second idea yet but I will when I get to that part of the book. The edits are taking a long time...I'm lucky if I get a chapter done a day. It doesn't help that my daughter bounces up to me after every other sentence I read and I'm constantly pausing for interruptions. I need to make myself more accountable like I did with the writing. An editing session slotted out every day. I just really love the freedom of doing the editing this way. I don't need a chunk of time to sit and do the edits like I needed for the writing. When I was writing, I needed that zoned in feeling...now I can read a sentence, a paragraph, fix it up, then walk away and come back an hour later. It's just bad on days like today, when I finish half a chapter and quit. I have my computer on my lap and it's only 9pm, so there's nothing stopping me from finishing up that chapter tonight. My daughter's asleep and I'm watching Gold Digger...so it's not like anything is requiring my attention (this show is awful...if the husband wasn't keeping track, I'd change it in a heartbeat).
So now we're putting on V for Vendetta...an excellent movie but one that I've seen over a dozen times. I think I'll still try and edit the rest of this chapter before the end of the night.
I sure hope someone wants to publish this book...I've been reading blog after blog of people who are awaiting the debut of their first published YA novels. I can't even describe how badly I want to be able to post photos of my book on a Barnes N Noble bookshelf.
Guess I should get back to the editing if I ever want the chance to see that happen.