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. […]Read more "DAY #17: 90 DAY BOOK JOURNEY"
So I printed off a very, very, very, very rough draft today. There’s no introduction, transitions, or conclusion. There’s not even a title yet. The chapters are incomplete and I have a feeling there may be several more chapters yet to write. BUT, This is a huge deal!!!! Im so excited. Im going to read […]Read more "DAY #14: 90 DAY BOOK JOURNEY"
I’m over the rough draft hump 🐪! 🎉 (At least I think I am anyways.) I’m over half way there! I have about 4-5 chapters left. So I’m taking a moment to celebrate! I’m breathing in and exhaling slowly…right now. I’m letting it encourage me, because Lawd knows I need it! I’ve had some highs […]Read more "DAY #13: 90 DAY BOOK JOURNEY ."
@abdullahbirdsong messaged me today and gave me this fantastic illustration for this rough-draft writing stage I’m currently in. ⬇️⬇️⬇️ “Ideas when they first hit paper are akin to a lump of clay before the potter puts his hands on it. Editing is both the spin of the wheel and the creative genius of the potter […]Read more "DAY #12: 90 DAY BOOK JOURNEY"
Keep going. There’s still a ton of work to be done to get this darned rough draft finished. Everyday, I’m just throwing thoughts into words. I had one friend ask can I read some of it. The answer was a resounding No! This is messy, ugly and I feel embarrassed by the work I’m turning […]Read more "DAY #11: 90 DAY BOOK JOURNEY"
I started journaling when I was 16. It’s one of the healthiest things you can do. By writing your life down, it allows an opportunity to live consciously. Later on, it allows yourself to go back and look at moments of your life – when your perspective is more 20/20 – pull out the lessons […]Read more "DAY #10: 90 DAY BOOK JOURNEY"
The emergence of yesterday’s “more clarified” outline, gave me today’s direction. I have completed 5 or so rough draft chapters. This is HUGE! 🎉 My goal is to finish all the rough draft chapters by DAY #15. (Remember that the rough drafts should be – well – rough. I would be embarrassed if anyone read […]Read more "DAY #8: 90 DAY BOOK JOURNEY"