I'm still alive!
So I'll get straight down to it. Draft 2 of TEMPTED is finally done and is now in the safe, reliable hands of my wonderful editor.
This time round has been a real eye opener and journey for me as you never really know what to expect from the 1st draft revision...you can spend hours in tears, a few days at the tavern--I mean pub drinking yourself into oblivion or go into an abyss of self doubt before you even attempt to get started on the 2nd draft.
Safe to say I went into the abyss of self-doubt for weeks. I was so stressed out about where I wanted this to go and in what direction. I felt a lot like an Oracle, I gave myself all kinds of predictions and possible futures of my characters and alas I managed to find a solution and survive the ride.
So yes! Draft 2 done! And I am happy!
However, upon my journey into the second draft I found that actually new things were coming to mind...so new in fact that I realised it would greatly impact book 1, ORIGIN.
Due to this I also had a very important choice to make.
Do I work around draft 2 in accordance with ORIGIN (which was not under the professional wing of an editor)...
Do I prepare myself to revise ORIGIN and re-work it with my editor's help?
And so, I've gone with decision 2. Therefore ORIGIN is now in the stages of being revised!
So in the meantime I'll be busy cracking on with ORIGIN until I here back from my editor about TEMPTED.
Anyway I'll be in touch again soon!