- It keeps my brain working
- I stay focused
- I have to remember what I wrote in chapter one when I am in chapter twelve.
- The story has to be clear in my mind.
- I feel a strong need to do this for some reason.
- It is fun to make something new. To dream up something new.
- It takes courage to believe in trying this without an agent or publisher. ( yet.)
So I suppose I am doing this for the exercise of my brain. Plus it is fun. Whether I ever again find a publisher interested in even looking at my work is not the point at this time. What is important is that I finished it and brought it to a conclusion that works. This is very important to me because for a while I was worried I could not actually pull it off. Now I have asked my twelve year old well-read grandson to read it over for me. He has agreed to check it out. I am hoping he will be able to set me straight in case I have missed anything in the world of the children in the story. Plus he can critique it with honesty. I hope I am up to it.
I am happy about my manuscript. My 10500 word chapter book manuscript. Not big. But bigger than a picture book and a lot more editing than a picture book. Whew!
This would keep me moving on it while I wait for Jacob to read over my manuscript for me. There is nothing to stop me except myself.
And I have sent a copy to Stephen who is great at editing. He may also have some new ideas to add to the humour of the story. Meanwhile I keep tweaking it and getting new thoughts and adding and changing the thing as I wait for them to get back to me.