Writing a Book – Step 2 – First Revision
In Value of a Daily Writing Habit I described the first step of writing a book, set a goal and write daily. I wrote 1,000 words a day for eight weeks. When I completed a manuscript of 57,600 words, I felt like a sculpturer with the raw shape of my work before me.
In the past three weeks, I read and edited this first draft. I’ve changed the title four times, rewrote the beginning, and added an ending. The process of revision was similar to the writing.
I got up five days a week near 5 a.m. by 7 a.m. I was reading, making corrections, deleting, and making additions. This is the part of writing I enjoy, especially when I feel my words tell an interesting story and share information of value and benefit.
As a voracious reader, I have a critical eye and compare my work with what I read. I feel this book will stand on its own and I will build an audience for it. I’m trusting you will be one of those early readers.