I’m making progress in my clean-up before Caring Lessons comes out. To encourage you writers that an end can be in sight, here’s a stack of eight drafts that I printed off of my book (thousands of pages went into recycle along the way) and three five-subject spiral notebooks that I used to chronicle every decision, many drafts, and any other scribble to keep my thoughts in one place. On top, a picture of the cover of my upcoming book stands triumphant.
This system has worked well for me. Maybe it would for you too. Another perspective:
My husband just walked in and asked what I was doing. Non-writers maybe just don’t understand! Stacking or lining up ten years of work for a photo session is one way to see accomplishment. He thinks I’m now ready to throw all these books away. No way. I’ve found they fit neatly in a file drawer. Stacked crosswise.
Wow! I don’t know if I have the patience for ten years on the same project. Good luck to you! Hope it sells well!
Thanks! I do too!
Great photos, Lois! It really shows the mammoth amount of work writers go through to produce a book. A mighty achievement for you, and a boost to the local office supply store revenues too.
Thanks! The pictures help quantify the unfathomable experience of writing a book.