I’m slowly going through version 5 of The Next Stage.
The timings I talked about in my previous post are coming along, and I think I’m getting on top of it. The test will be if these earlier chapters will line up with the later ones that have to be set at a specific time of day. I have a feeling there will be a lot of going back and forth adjusting things.
As much as I want to get this book released, I also want to make sure that’s it’s correct and to a decent standard. I can’t really afford to pay anyone to edit it, so I’m doing most of it by myself.
To me, the editing process is a necessary evil. I don’t exactly hate doing it; I just have to concentrate a lot more when I’m doing it, unlike when I’m writing the story, which just generally flows out of me.
Some days, like yesterday, I tried to do some work on it, and I just couldn’t get my head into it. Days like that, I can try as much as I want, and if my brain says no, there’s very little point in my pushing it. On days like that, I just end up finding something to play or doing something else that I might be able to concentrate on. I know that I shouldn’t, but I get frustrated with myself when I feel like this as I a part of me wants to get it done, but there’s that bigger part that’s just blocking it from happening.
Having these feelings is one thing that I hate about my bipolar. Wanting to do something but not being able to is so hard at times, and occasionally I just end up sitting there staring at the walls.
I will get this book written and released; it may just take a little longer than I’d hoped. Hopefully, once I’ve done this draft, I will ask some people to give it a read and get their thoughts on it. But for now, I’ll just keep plugging away.