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All Unquiet Things excerpt posted!

Posted on June 28th, 2009 by annakjarzab

I guess the title of this post says it all. After a few technical difficulties, I finally got the excerpt to post! I should tell you, I did not draw that excerpt–which is quite long, fourteen pages of the manuscript–from a digital copy. I typed it all out into WordPress off the page proofs, which I’m supposed to be reading but am pretty afraid of.

I’ve only flipped through the ARC a couple of time, never letting my eyes linger on any words, for fear that I’ll be revolted by how bad it is. I’m my own worst critic, so hard on myself that my friends sometimes think I’m crazy, and not entirely in love with my words all the time. Me and my writing have a contentious relationship–I’m the quickest to think the worst of it, and the last person to praise it.

So, Chapter One is the only chapter I’ve done with (if my editor is reading this, I swear I’ll get to it by deadline!). I’m just having a hard time getting into it, but I will prevail. Already, just typing out the first chapter, I found a couple of changes I want to make and even one (ugh) continuity problem. Well, I guess that’s what this step in the process is for. You think you’re done, but you get one more chance to fix mistakes. If only life were that forgiving. 🙂

4 Responses to “All Unquiet Things excerpt posted!”

Christy Raedeke on June 28th, 2009 at 9:18 pm Said:

It’s torturous of you to put a teaser like this out! The excerpt is amazing – I’m so looking forward to reading the whole thing…

annakjarzab on June 29th, 2009 at 6:24 pm Said:

Thanks Christy! I’m so glad you like it. 🙂

courtney on June 30th, 2009 at 7:53 am Said:

No lie–I have kept coming back to the excerpt since you first posted it. I cannot WAIT to read the rest.

annakjarzab on June 30th, 2009 at 8:39 am Said:

It’s on its way. 😉

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