Listen, do you want to know a secret? - New York Times Bestselling Author, J. Sterling

Listen, do you want to know a secret?

I thought I was all finished with my edits for Chance Encounters when scanning through it, I found and ENTIRE CHAPTER that I hadn't done yet. I know you're probably like, "jenn, wow, one whole chapter... how difficult..."

BUT YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND!!! I am so over editing this book that I don't want to anymore. LOL I know I need a break, but it's not that.

You see, i'm going to let you in on a little secret...

I mean... none.

I HATE WAITING! So it's really, really, really, really, really hard to be at this stage of writing. It takes so much effort for me NOT to be like, "screw it, it's good enough!" and then hit publish. Because I also know how much of a freaking perfectionist freak I am- and once I hit publish and y'all start emailing me with all the errors or things that are screwed up, I won't be able to sleep until I fix

Seriously- I try to pretend like certain things (ster, I found a word spelled wrong on page 82. I know you've already updated spelling errors about 35 times, just wanted you to know) don't bother me and I can put it behind me and just move on- but I can't. I will totally have to fix that ONE spelling mistake and then hit publish again. I swear when I was using smashwords, I think there were like 15 available updates.

That's lame. lol

So wait- I think i've strayed from my point (how odd)- Basically, it's really hard for me to take my time and slow down when I'm so excited to put a new book out. I feel like it's so close to being complete- and I just want to release it sooner rather than later- but I know it's in my best interest (and yours) if I do SLOW DOWN... TAKE MY TIME... get that one last round of edits, followed by a few more reads- just to be sure.

It's almost like my insides fight a war when it comes to the anticipation and excitement of releasing a new story vs the energy it literally takes to slow down and chillax. It's hard. Or at least it is for me.

Anyway, I should go finish those stupid edits that feel like they are taking me a million years so that I can get back to Cooper, Katherine and Austen. They are tormenting me lately. They like to pretend like they are patiently waiting inside my mind, but really, I can see them twiddling their thumbs, tapping their feet in annoyance and checking their watches constantly.

OMG, they're just as impatient as I am! No wonder i'm a crazy person! LOL

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