The middle is relative. The middle has advantages and disadvantages. Middle age, middle range, middle of the pack, soft in the middle, middle of the road, etc.
If you look at the process of putting a book out there...
writing, editing, editing, editing, querying, querying, querying, publishing, publishing, marketing, marketing...
Querying seems to be in the middle before the climax of publishing and the ending of marketing.
If you just look at finishing the book...
1st draft, edit, synopsis, betas/cps, edit, betas/cps, edit, edit, query, betas/cps, edit, query...
The middle is the endless editing, because when are we done? when I see it in print!
Anyone else feel stuck in the middle?
Here's my lament to the middle for Sensational Haiku Wednesday...
Not the ecstasy
of a brand new beginning
or ending's triumph
Not the fresh feeling
of exciting encounters
or sad conclusions
The middle is smooth,
steady sailing. Stay too long,
Time for me to get out of the rut! I'm still querying, but I'm also ready to start a new story. One week to Camp Nano!