I’m blogging late today because I was in the throes of revisions of the third book of the two book series, The Masquerade Club, titled A Lady of Notoriety. This is a book I just could not resist writing and I’m happy that it has reached this stage in its journey to publication.
Revisions are the third step in a book’s journey. First step is the proposal, in my case, a synopsis and the first chapter, which must be approved by the editor. Second comes writing the book. After my editor reads that initial manuscript, she makes suggestions of changes to improve the story. Those are the revisions.
I like this part of the process, because I’ve had enough distance from the manuscript to look at it with fresh eyes. I like the chance to spruce up the writing one more time and to fix the problem spots. Writing the book takes a few months, but I can usually do the revisions in two or three weeks.
But I always work up to the deadline so I’m just now getting around to writing my blog. How about you? Do you work up to a deadline or do you finish early?
A Lady of Notoriety will be released August 2014 from Harlequin Historical.