Friday, I packaged up my second draft and shipped it off to my editor. Sounds exciting except now, I find myself fighting the urge to go in and change things again. This happened to me last year when I sent my first draft in for review. It wasn't gone a whole day before I was in there adding scenes and changing stuff... I couldn't help it, except I ended up making a royal mess out of things and when I got my revisions, it was a pain to sort through since much of it didn't match up to my current version. So this time, I've opted for a hands off approach while I wait patiently for my edits.
In the mean time I need to find something to occupy my mind and my fingers...so I've decided to dive into the sequel. I've been reluctant to start writing the second book since I'm not sure the first will ever get off the ground but, what the hell.
Anyway, I was wondering how you guys handle the wait time when your wips are in the hands of a beta, cp or other. Any advice?