I had a bit of a reading break between finishing the first draft and reading it over in two sittings (like to do this so I can see if it’s working as a whole before being nitpicky and pulling it apart) but didn’t read nearly as much as I’d hoped! I read a fabulous Blaze by Sarah Mayberry, some brilliant stuff by my CPs and Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts by Lucy Dillon.
I was really, really, really tempted to look at my mss but forced myself to stay away for at least a week. I NEEDED distance to look at it objectively! Then yesterday morning I downloaded my mss onto my lovely Sony eReader so I could read it like a real, proper book.
Sure I love reading other people’s books on my eReader but this is what I love most about it. Reading my own finished product!! I’m lucky to have the Touch edition which means I can annotate as I read.
So thanks to my beautiful eReader, I’ve now read through my whole mss and am starting on the edit.
Plan is to finish the edits, let it sit another week, then read over one more time to polish before subbing.
I told the editor mid-May – so YAY – looks like I’ll make the deadline!!