For the first time since beginning work on Sanyare, I really don't want to read the novel again. I'm so close to being done. So close to having it out in the world, but to make sure that everything is correct and the absolute best it can be, I need to read it one more time. Maybe twice. Ugh.
I created the final formatted ebooks, they're ready to be proofed. I'd rather do laundry. That's saying something for a woman who tends to let the laundry pile up in heaps until she's forced to tackle it or never park her car in the garage again.
I think this is typical of authors, though. You've read and re-read and re-re-read your story so many times you can practically recite it by heart. You've edited and tweaked and revised until the final version looks almost nothing like your first draft. You've had other people read and edit, then gone back to fix all the errors they found.
It's a long journey. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
So I guess what I'm saying is, I'm ready to be done. I'll read it one more time. I'll check the formatting on both versions of the ebook. And then I won't read it again for awhile. I love the story. I love Rie. But I think this is about the best this book is going to be. It's time.
For the writers out there, have you reached this point in your work? How did you get those last few steps accomplished?