Well, I did it. I finished the second draft of Mortal Obligation. If you noticed the word count go up on the progress bar, that would be why! I added about 4,000 extra words... Well, 4,000 after I subtracted and then added more words. I am happy with the end result. However, that doesn't mean that I am not incredibly nervous about what my beta readers and editor will say. I want the truth, no matter what. But I also really hope that people like it! I'm going to go out on a limb here and assume that most writers hope that readers enjoy their work.
Maybe, I differ a little bit, because I also hope that my beta's won't tell me what I want to hear. Rather, I hope they will tell me anything that needs to be fixed so that I can make Mortal Obligation perfect. I don't want to rush publishing and turn out a product that isn't ready. Of course, the perfectionist in me will probably never think that it is ready... that is why I need my beta readers and editor. Hopefully, with their help I will be able to put out a wonderful book that others will enjoy reading.
So, for now I am going to focus on some of the other things on my to-do list and distract myself while I wait for their responses. I also need to start the outline for the second book. Look! My list of distractions is growing by the second. And if that fails, I can always read one of the new books I got for my birthday... and maybe sit on my hands so that I don't text people!
Wish me luck, you guys. And my dear friends that are reading Mortal Obligation, please don't leave me hanging! It may cause sanity issues... although that was really a questionable issue to begin with! ;)