Monthly Archives: December 2010

Editing, round one…done!

I literally JUST finished editing my first rough draft. Man, it feels great!

Many of you have offered to help me edit and I’m so thankful for that. I made all of my edits with pen and paper, so it will probably take me a few days to make them electronically (I know I probably sound ancient, but there’s just something about reading it, holding it, and actually marking it up). Once I fix my current mistakes, I will start handing out (or e-mailing, in most cases) copies for you all to read.

Thanks so much for sticking with me! It’s getting there!


Still editing.

Hello all!

I promise I’m still around. I just unpacked the rough draft to do an hour or so of editing. I am currently on page 21. I’m hoping to be finished tomorrow, so I can make all of my changes electronically and then send out the latest copies of the text.

Wish me luck!

Draft no. 1

…Complete with zebra clip.

Let the editing begin.

Hello readers! My chapter, “Checking Out” was the final chapter of my book—that’s right, I’ve completed writing the rough draft of How To Make Lemonade! It feels really weird saying that…but at the same time, it feels great. I wrote it months before the deadline I assigned myself, which is beyond me, really.

Now that the writing is done, let the editing begin. I am about to compile all of my chapters into one giant Word document (I’ve done all of my writing on this blog, alone) and print it for the first time. Then go through it with my red pen.

After I make the first round of corrections, I’m offering up the (still rough) copies to anyone who is willing to read it and help me edit it for punctuation and grammar, but mostly for content—I want people to love this book! Let me know if you’re interested in reading and editing it; I will figure out an electronic way to accomplish this!

In the meantime, I hope everyone had a yummy Thanksgiving and is enjoying themselves this holiday season.