Hey everyone, how are you?
The book chapter draft is finished and has been sent off to the editor.
Now it is a waiting game, where we wait for a response and feedback. We know that there are going to be edits and that is fine. But so much is invested in it that I hope the editor is not too critical. I know I am going to have to be a little bit thick skinned about it and that can be hard for me to do, but if I want to grow as a writer of fiction and non-fiction then this is the right thing to do. It is also exciting to see the idea that we had come to fruition and expand into this chapter. I had the same thoughts when I submitted my dissertation at university. That the little seed of an idea had grown into a large healthy plant. But that doesn’t mean that I am not nervous as hell about the response. But there is nothing that I can do now, so I am going to try and not think about it.
I am having a computer free day today, as I have no meetings in the diary. And I am going to make the most of it. In that, I am not going to pressure myself to produce more writing today. I know that I still have the second chapter of the short story and I did write some more of it on Monday. But I am not going to force it, otherwise I will come to resent it and that would not be good, as the writing will not flow as well. I will be writing it tomorrow and Friday so it will get done.
I have a couple of things that I have to do and go to today. I have to leave my bubble and go into the outside world for a few hours. As I have physio therapy in the afternoon. I know that it is going to be brutal and I am counting down the weeks until it is finished. I then need to go into the city centre and run a few errands. It won’t take me long and I won’t hang around browsing. As I know that being in the city centre will up my anxiety. When I get home, I will just chill into the evening and hopefully sleep tonight. It should be a good day.
Thank you for reading and I hope that you have a good day.