Getting Closer

The book, oh the book. Every day I do not write the book.  But I poke at it around the edges. I send email to strangers looking for information I don’t have, and they probably don’t either. I do web searches and come up with nothing new. I arrange my notes. I transcribe other notes. I try to incorporate other already-transcribed notes into my text.

I think I am close.

I still have one chapter unwritten, I still have lots of highlighted text where I need (OK, want) to add details, and I need a good strong closing paragraph. Then I need to save copies of everything and start the tedious task of turning my cryptography into actual end notes.

Still, I think I am close.

I have to re-read from start to finish, and I need someone else to read it all the way through with a critical editorial eye.

But to have enough of a book in hand that I am thinking about needing someone to read the whole thing—that means I’m close, right?

So, I have decided I am to the point where I need to change gears. I am writing the proposal. I think I will send it out next week and see what happens.

Now I just need to hunker down and take it from Close to Actually Arrived.  Stomp the accelerator, tighten my grip on the wheel, and Get There.

Wish me luck!


About arwenbicknell

Editor by day, author by night.
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