I'm baaaaaack! No, my writing-induced breakdown did not kill me. After about three weeks I worked up enough gumption to take another crack at Dragon's Whisper.
Now, I'm done with revisions (except for inserting one scene) and I'm doing a final read through with micro-editing in mind to make sure everything is just right. This is the point where I'll tweak chapter lengths, scene endings, and such. *gulp* Since this is my first novel, each part of the process is brand new to me. (And scary as heck, in case you hadn't picked up on that.)
It's probably time to start thinking about marketing, and I really should have a Facebook author page. Maybe I'll start that up. (I should be reading through Dragon's Whisper in my Sunday free time. No, I'm not procrastinating. Not at all.)
This ties in perfectly with my point. (Yeah, a point! What a rare and glorious thing. Ooh ... Sharp and shiny ... Right. Back on track.) This read through is pure torture. My brain is getting in the mood for micro-editing, but I don't want to do it until I make sure everything is just right. So I have to torment myself with my own horrible writing and somehow keep myself from editing it.
Talk to you later (if I survive this read through)!