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I'm Not Ready to Run

Updated: Oct 5, 2022

On purpose I left out part of the chorus on the Kenny Rogers' song. It goes like this..."You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em, know when to walk away, know when to run."

I'm not ready to run but I do need a break from working on the children's chapter book, "Christmas Still Came."

I've been in contact with an editor who's interested in working with me on the nitty-gritty line-on-line editing. I started to call her a couple days ago but hesitated. I'm still not happy with the book. Even though I've rewritten it several times, in my mind, it falls short.

I decided to walk away from it for a season. Let it rest. I realize it's ridiculous to wait until I have a perfect manuscript before submitting it. That's unrealistic and defeats the purpose of hiring an editor in the first place. Part of my hesitation has to do with what I want from the editor. Do I want a quick overview edit? A more thorough line-on-line edit? Have her walk with me from the start until its published?

The answer is "I don't know what I want." I do know the manuscript needs a lot of professional help which I believe this editor can give. But for now, until I hear the voice of the Lord, I wait. And that's okay.

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