How do you people do it?  I’m sorry if I sound like I’m whining or anything, but seriously.

This is my first real foray into the realm of revising/editing.  Sure, I gave chapters to my 12th grade English teacher to read and comment on.  Edited those chapters to death based on feedback from him.  But since I never got past those chapters before I’m not really counting that.  (What I did was more akin to vying for the procrastination queen crown.)

I am struggling to figure out where to start.  (Aside from the massive wordage cuts.)

It’s so daunting, so intimidating, so scary.

And so necessary.  This book sucks, you guys.  I’m not sure that any amount of revision will save this.  At some point I’m probably going to have to cross the “abandon this work forever” bridge in regards to Oracles Promise.  And it makes me sad to think that.

But oh well.  For now I’ll continue to press onward through the revision trenches and hope to come out on the peaks of shininess.