I hired a developmental editor today. She starts editing the rough draft September 9th. Developmental editors (DEs) are concerned with the structure and content of your book. If your manuscript lacks focus, a DE will help you find the right direction. I feel like I have the right direction now, but a good DE will […]
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DAY #26 I was off the grid. I was feeling frustrated. I have lots of great content, but the pieces weren’t fitting together. I was concerned, really, really concerned. I was thinking it might be up to my developmental editor to do some magic. Coach me through it. But then today – DAY #27 – […]
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My dependence is 💯 on God. He is changing things up on me. I trust His inspiration over my intelligence. I am flexible to even change direction this late in the rough draft process. To do His will, is my food – it’s my soul’s nourishment.
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These are some of my inspirations. These are folks who inspire me not only to draw outside the lines, but spray paint the whole wall too! At the top is Jesus. He’s the greatest disrupter the world has ever seen. The Roman Empire was no match against this mighty thought leader & Messiah. These leaders, […]
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Going through the rough draft over-and-over-again. It’s speaking to me. It’s getting tighter and tighter, but I still feel there’s so much to do. I’m looking forward to getting what I have into the hands of a developmental editor. Developmental editors (DEs) are concerned with the structure and content of your book. If your manuscript […]
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Slowly, but surely. I have these large landmasses of story that are converging together. It’s like Pangea in reverse. Everyday I’m inching closer to finding the right words to express incredibly important things. There’s only 9 days until my rough draft deadline. The pressure is real. God is with me and his grace is sufficient. […]
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With 10 days left, I’m feeling the pressure. I didn’t write today. Instead, I hit the books. There’s an element that’s missing in the book project. I needed more. So I chased it down today. I’ll write what I found tomorrow.
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Ugh! Today was tough. I had a moment of inspiration in my prayer time this morning. I didn’t want to add it, because I’m in a groove. I’d prefer to just work through the material I have thus far. Get it ready for an editor, but I couldn’t get it out of my heart. So […]
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I finished updating the document with some of the edits I made through the first read through of the rough draft. Time can be a communicator’s best friend. It allows things to simmer, for themes to gel together and the larger story to become more clear. That’s what’s happening now. I’m seeing how the major […]
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The rough draft has been printed and the first read through is done. The major pieces are laid out. Now the puzzle has to come together. There’s still lots to be done. But I keep telling myself… inch-by-inch it’s a cinch. Yard-by-yard it’s hard. Everyday, I get in my office. Some days it’s not pretty. […]
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