After spending every spare moment over the last week editing the first 4 chapters of The Delinquent Bride, I am now reluctantly sitting down to start over it all again. I am unhappy with it and accept that the beginning needs to be completely written. I’ve had a few tears and tantrums over the last 24 hours as I see my story falling apart, but I now see that there is some hope for it and that beyond the beginning section of my book, the rest of it isn’t quite as bad. I am really grateful to my publishers James and Korey for their help and good advice, and I apologise most humbly for venting my frustrations.
I feel like I’ve been working on this book forever and as I saw my story sinking like the Titanic (which my story is based around, but I certainly don’t want my book to head in the same direction as the famous ship did!) I stupidly hit out at those trying to help me, for which I can only apologise once more.
It will be a little while longer before The Delinquent Bride is published, but hopefully it will be so much better for the extra effort at trying to get it right and improve it. I really do hate editing, especially when it involves deleting whole chapters of stuff I worked so hard on and enjoyed, but sadly its a necessary evil which hopefully one day I will find less daunting.