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I have my notes from critique partners and beta readers. I know what I want to change in my story, but when I get ready to open the document and start implementing those changes, I freeze up. I find other things to do. Final edits always take me three times longer than I think they will. Or more. I question everything I've ever written, everything I plan to change, everything I plan to cut.
That's why I'm still working on my edits of Reborn instead of having them finished and to the proofreader like they should've been on February 3rd.
On Sunday, though, I was watching the Olympics and one of the figure skaters talked about some book her coach made her read. She mentioned how it talked about fear keeping us from loving what we do. It's so true. Fear was keeping me from loving the story, and I do love Yssa's story. If I didn't, then I wouldn't share it with others. So I'm working hard this week to let go of the fear of final edits and getting the novel finished as soon as possible.
Do you fear final edits?
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[By the way, I mentioned I would be having some out-patient surgery today, but instead they moved it to February 26th. The good news is I'll be able to stop by blogs today, if the snow doesn't come too early (i.e. I don't go to work when it's snowing. No work = no good Internet). The bad news is I have two more weeks to worry about this thing. *sighs*]