During my editing and re-writing process, I've gotten excited by the pacing, dialogue, and symbolism. I'm also pretty satisfied with the fact that I gave my manuscript time to sit.
It's something about giving your work breathing time that allows you to see your words with fresh eyes.
Resting your words allow you to catch grammatical errors that you didn't see before, fill any plot holes, and experience the overall flow of the project.
The date I'm giving myself to complete the novel in its entirety (editing included) is Friday February 24, 2017. SEVEN WHOLE DAYS PEOPLE. *excited just thinking about it.*
To show you how serious I am, look at my calendar:
I've also made a decision to be a hybrid author. I would like for my children's books to get traditionally published and for my nonfiction work to be self-published. Why? For one, I want my nonfiction books to be published at my own pace. For two,
I want my children-centered books to actually reach children.