Feeling good about #writing going into the end of the year, I've actually done a complete #reread of P&P, I'm revising it now, and I'm just rocking this. I'm actually now rethinking my 2017 #publishingplan, which was centered around the first Courts book. Yeah, I know, I've commissioned the cover for that book already, #nostressthere. But if a book's ready to be published, when I'm able to actually do publishing, I think you should go with it.
So that means, after I'm done with my #edits, I am...sending this off for #copyright, which is plenty nerve-wracking, but also an important step. #Veryexcited.
Now, this doesn't mean I'm #blindtothenews, and can I just say, OMG, I want 2016 to be done a little, with the sad news rolling for December. I'm perfectly aware 2017 will bring its own #shareofsadness, but this was a very unfair year, in so many respects. Yep. Done with it. #Readytomoveon.
Other than that, I'm enjoying #reading, and that's just my backlog of other people's stuff. I'm not currently #editing for anyone else or doing any #betareading, so it's a bit of a relaxation time, which is also cool. I've got enough work editing my own stuff--and yes, in spite of what I happened to have read a little while back, you can edit your own damn work. So frustrating to see people discouraging writers from self-editing. Now, that's not to say it's easy, and you have to know yourself and be able to be self-disciplined. But of course you can edit your own writing. You're the author, for goodness sakes, the final decision always lies with you.
But yeah, like writing itself, editing is a learned thing. So make sure you actually do learn it. And how do you practice, when your may not have enough of your own writing? Helping someone else doesn't hurt.