So I was supposed to send my manuscript to the editor April 11th. Today I received a surprise email, she had finished a project and could take my MS early.
Yep, I totally freaked out. You can ask my co-workers. "Is my face red? I feel like my face is red. Oh god, I'm not supposed to be this scared am I? That can't be normal. Oh god."
I was so excited, so scared, so nervous, all at once. It is amazing that one person can feel some many emotions together. I don't know anything to compare it to.
So, I came home, gave it a once over, made sure the format was correct to Taryn's specifications, and then I did the scariest thing I've done in my writing career. I sent my MS, my 10 year journey, my 4 month old baby, to an almost complete stranger.
Taryn said she should be done by this weekend, but life happens so it may be longer. Until then I am supposed to stay occupied. Shouldn't be hard as I have a stack of new books to read, a wedding to get ready for, and a new sword to play with.
That being said, for the rest of this week, or until I hear from Taryn, please try and keep me occupied.
PS. I was totally serious when I said I had a sword. I bought this today.
Why did I buy a sword, you ask? The simplest answer is because I've always wanted one. I was able to justify the purchase to my self by saying that for writing book two I need to understand what it feels like to hold and use a sword. It's research...not dorky. Okay, still dorky, but also research. :)