Am I the only one who drags my feet on revision?
My agent wants to start subbing my manuscript in February. I told her I could get her the polished revision she requested by the first of the year. Which is Monday. And while I’ve done a good portion of the necessary work, there are a few things left I keep putting off. I know I’ll feel better once I get it done. I know I’ll enjoy the rest of my winter break without the pressure over my head; I leave Wednesday to spend the rest of my vacation with my family in Arizona. But something keeps holding me back from getting it done and moving on.
Could it be fear of success? I think there is only one book in my history that got WORSE with revision, and that book was telling the wrong character’s story from the get go (only I didn’t see that). This book is GOOD. With the requested minor revisions (and they really are minor) it will be even BETTER. And yet, instead of hauling out my binder and legal pad, I’m writing this instead.
Will someone please just smack me upside the head and make me go write my final revised scenes so I can put the manuscript to bed (until it sells and an editor wants changes, of course)?