This is how I looked when my proofreader suggested I remove a chapter from my book, LOL.
My thought. . .you gotta be kidding!
I wanted to go WHHHYYY?!
And then I did.
And in her sweet, smart, intelligent way, explained why. Something having to do with staying in the frame of the story.
I may have stuck my bottom lip out, I don't know. Maybe it was just in my mind.
Three days later, I decided she was right .
She would be so proud of me. My original writing had 65 chapters. It is now down to 47. It's getting inside the frame better.
The continual use of ellipses, I'm afraid, were driving her crazy too. I think I have them all removed. Crystal, I owe you a big, steak dinner one day and a big, gooey pile of dessert!
This journey has been such an emotional ride and it's not over yet. But I'm seeing the light at the end coming.
I contacted a publishing company in Nashville and they are willing to take a look at my manuscript when I am done. It being a Christian Publishing Company, they have asked me to write out my testimony, a small bio of myself and have three references, one being from my pastor. That is all in the works now. And my husband took a week's vacation to spend time with me working on finishing the book. He's such a sweetie!
I also need endorsers if the book becomes a reality. I contacted the mayor and another city official and they have excitedly agreed to read the book and give their endorsement. They may change their mind after reading.
I know what you're thinking. "You gotta be kidding?!"
I was always told it never hurts to ask :)
So I did.
I feel like I'm always asking for prayer and here I go again.
Would you mind praying for me as I finish up the book, that it would be just what God intended when He spurred me on into this endeavor?
This whole process is completely new to me.
But I'm sticking with it.
God has been handing me puzzle pieces for the last two years that are all fitting together.
I won't quit until I have the last piece.
Please pray for my husband also so he doesn't have to see that look above on me anymore :)
Bless you friends!
I hope one day to be able to write and show you the actual book.
And I know what you'll say. . .
"You gotta be kidding!