Last night I did something that I swore I wasn’t going to do until everything was completely finished. I printed my book and began to read through it. I don’t completely understand why I did it either. I think it’s a mixture of things.
At the top of my list it’s waiting to hear back from my editor; that has me on pins and needles. Second is my yearning to look over my book now that the pressures off, and I actually have a clear head. Finally I wanted to read it over to see if I’m satisfied with the storyline.
Yes I realize that is something you do before sending your work off to the editor and I did that as well; however this time, well I think I’m just gonna put it under the category of curiosity.
I think as writers we cannot stop thinking of our stories, be it ways to improve them, or be it nit-picking on every page. I think a reader of my blog once told me that even after a writer’s had their work has published the author can read it and still think of different ways that the story could’ve turned out.
I personally think that it’s because our minds never stop running. They really don’t, I mean we could wake up in the middle of the night because we just had to write down an idea.
Ah I writer’s work is never done and our minds never stopping running… I love being a writer. 🙂