Putting The Woodcarver’s Model To Bed

I knew the time would come eventually, but I wasn’t sure I was ready.

I’ve been with him for a long time now.

What started out as a passing fancy, turned into spending time with him every week, and then every day, and then I found myself getting up in the middle of the night … because I couldn’t stop thinking about him.

And now, after more than a year, the time had finally come.

Last night I put The Woodcarver’s Model to bed.

To be truthful I was a bit scared. What if I didn’t live up to my own expectations? What if everything that’s led up to this moment wasn’t good enough? What if …

But now isn’t the time for those questions. It’s too late for that.

Last night I put The Woodcarver’s Model to bed when I submitted the final edits to the publisher and pressed send. No more changes, or adding of commas, or rephrasing the book description, or swapping out a word for a better word.

The manuscript is now locked.

It’s time to let go.

It’s time to move on to something new.

Of course, I’m one hundred pages into my next novel already, so over the past months, while I’ve been giving the eye to The Woodcarver’s Model, I’ve also been losing sleep over a new leading man.

But today … I’m just going to celebrate, because last night I put The Woodcarver’s Model to bed.

And it felt good.

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The Woodcarver’s Model will be released by Pride Publishing on April 19th, with pre-orders available on March 8th.

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Published by peterefenton

Peter Fenton is a playwright and author living in Toronto, Canada.

6 thoughts on “Putting The Woodcarver’s Model To Bed

  1. that ‘send’ moment is scary … and nervous-making … and exciting! cuz of course, nothing ever feels like it can’t be made better – i think writers could just keep working on stuff, making little changes FOREVER if they didn’t say at a certain time THAT’S IT! congratulations on pressing ‘send’! can’t wait to read!

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    1. Thanks Pat. The publishing company takes editing very seriously, and the editing process has been going on back and forth for months. I’m fortunate they care so much and allow me to work through my process as we edit together.

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  2. Woot! So proud of you my friend! ❤️M

    On Thu., Jan. 27, 2022, 1:16 p.m. Peter E. Fenton, wrote:

    > peterefenton posted: ” I knew the time would come eventually, but I wasn’t > sure I was ready. I’ve been with him for a long time now. What started out > as a passing fancy, turned into spending time with him every week, and then > every day, and then I found myself gett” >

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