For one, I’m pleased I’m finally nearing completion of a published book after months of writing and rewriting and rewriting and critiquing and rewriting.
For two, I really enjoy this story. I love the characters and I love the story. I love their passion and determination against seemingly impossible odds. I love that they share their lives with us – survivors in a real time period with real challenges.
As I read through the proof I realize the characters told their own story and I was merely the vessel through which the story flowed. Oh, I had the outline worked out, but as the story unfolded, the characters surprised with me with twists and turns I never expected. And yes, I, the writer, was as startled as will be the reader.
As I wait for the second proof of Love Thine Enemy, I’m proofing The Wager, but more about that book later.
Of course, you might prefer the e-book version.