a reply to: Krypto1
My Dad taught me how to press my trousers (I guess you call them pants) using brown paper and an iron. And polish my shoes properly. He was Navy, too.
a reply to: kaelci
I meant every word. You have a great gift and it's wonderful to see.
Keeping track of your chapters and word counts is a great thing to do. It just helps to build a stronger feeling that your are working towards
something that will one day be complete.
Don't worry too much about having it all in "Manuscript" format yet -- double-spaced and all that -- just focus on your writing. We are lucky to have
modern word processing software to create the document in any format we like, whenever we want. So, for the time being, just write in whatever font
and spacing you prefer. Whatever looks good to you. When you have it all done and you need it edited and proofread, what format you use depends on who
will read it and what they want.
But one thing: back up your work. Save copies onto flash sticks or something. The biggest nightmare is to have your computer go down in a major way
and lose everything that's on it. So, make copies that are stored separately from your computer.
I understand what you mean about the 99%. That's very normal with writers who really love what they do and care about their stories. We are never
completely satisfied. There does come a point when you have to stop editing and rewriting and let your baby go out into the world and be whatever she
is at that time. And that can be painful. It can hurt to let them go. But that is all part of the process, and if we seek absolute perfection then
we'll never let anything
I haven't done any new writing on Book II in my series for some weeks now. The ideal is to write every day, but real life just hasn't allowed it. Even
so, I have the plots, scenes and storylines, which will all fall into their places when I have the chance to write freely and let them come into
being. Meanwhile, they wait.
Our stories are already there, in our minds, or wherever it is we see, hear, and live them. Our job is to bring them into a place where others can
experience them as we do. And I know you will achieve that.
ETA: okay, half past midnight here. So, I'll bid you all good night and catch you later.
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