Letting go and moving on…

Well… I’ve done it! Today I finished the second phase of editing ‘A Hole in Serenity.’ It has now left my hands and has been passed on to the relevant people involved in the next stage of the process. 

So how does a writer let go of his baby? The work of art that he or she has privately sculpted into something they believe in. I’ll tell you how, with a great deal of difficulty.
I now have to sit back, wait and lock my printed manuscript away. I believe a writer could go on and on and on editing. There is always something that could be improved whether it be a sentence that could flow better or a word that could be changed to a more descriptive version. At some point a writer has to just let go! Only then can the next adventure begin.
In a few weeks I should hopefully have back yet another improved version before its passed over for its final checks before d day! I will keep you all updated of course. 
Thank you as always to everyone who has shown their support along the way. Without your continued interest in this novel, it would make the process a lot more challenging. Please do continue to spread the word if you can and do get in touch with any feedback or comments that you may have.
Take care,


  1. Deb · February 18, 2016

    Congratulations! I aim to be where you are now at some point this year with my book. I hope I also manage to let it go.:-)

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    • drakes1 · February 18, 2016

      Thanks Deb! I’m sure you will. It’s not easy but something that we need to do. Good luck to you! Mark

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  2. Glynis Jolly · February 20, 2016

    Very wise to put your manuscript away while waiting out this edit by someone else. After all, you can always insert, delete, or alter whatever you’re thinking when you get the draft back. When I get as far as you are, I intent to do the exact same thing.

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    • drakes1 · February 20, 2016

      I think it’s the only way Glynis. I think a writer could always spot a change that could be or could have been made! Are we ever happy? 🙂 It’s good to know someone else is on the same page! Mark

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