11/19/08 — FINALLY, all software issues resolved — knock on wood — and I’m back to journaling again! Much to report on that has happened in the interim, but most importantly: my editor has read STORM MOUNTAIN and likes it.
Whew! I admit to nervousness about how a story will be received. After so long of being buried in the writing it can be hard to tell if plot and characters are really working — one of those can’t-see-the-forest-for-the-trees situations. History tells me not to worry, I’ve done it before, I can do it again. But even after 18 successful stories, the insecurity still lingers.
Until I hear back with definite word. STORM MOUNTAIN will indeed go forward. True, there is more work to do based on editorial feedback, but I can rest assured that the story will eventually see the light of a published day.