After that I heard the expression everywhere, and it used to drive me crazy. Who even says that?
It drifted back to my mind recently as I've been struggling through edits. This book is finished guys, but it's still not...right. I can feel it. I know it can be better. I know there's still lots of work to do.
One of the most difficult things in this process so far has been the following:
Looking at a swelling 100k MS, realizing I have to add at least 30k more and then cut 50k... well... it's pretty daunting.
No, I'm lying. It's downright scary. And this is when the book is still living in only my hands.
But I soldiered on. And I did it. But it's still not finished.
And it won't be finished until it's the best I can make it. I feel like that moment is just around the corner... I hope, but I won't know until I feel it.
Until then... I'll just keep on truckin'. I think I've finally learned to appreciate exactly what this means.
Don't give up.
Don't let go.
Don't stop fighting.
Stay with it.
This is your dream, and you deserve it. The hard work will pay off in the end. It always does.
Sooo... which part of this process have you found the most difficult? The easiest? Are you soldiering on... because you better be!
Have a great weekend guys :)