So, the novel is in the hands of the powers-that-be. While its future hangs in the balance, what does a writer do in the meantime?
It could be the perfect moment to step away from writing. Give the brain a break from creating and living inside your book’s world. Full breaks from the keyboard have benefits—and I do take advantage of it. Usually, it’s during the summer, and a pontoon boat and hot sun are involved.
Sending a manuscript out to be read by industry experts is thrilling. I know revision lies ahead for my work. And my mind is still in the story and characters I’ve created. But I don’t want to make changes until I have feedback from the experts. What’s a writer to do during “down time,” or the in-between stages of submission and revision?
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