I am working with an amazing editor. She’s an expert on story structure and I call her the Doctor Phil of book editing. She’s an award-winning playwright, published poet, and Emmy nominated writer.
I have a deadline to finish my memoir revisions by the end of September.
My goal is to finish my memoir and get it published, and in order for me to do that, I need to focus 100% on my manuscript. When a sweet lady asked me, “Can I buy your memoir?” at my last presentation on “Gutsy Blogging for Writers,” I realized, “Wow, people actually want to buy my book.” She then asked me if I would autograph a page in her notebook.
This means no blogging or visiting blogs until September 30th. (Ouch!)
It breaks my heart to do this but I have to stay focused for a month. I wish all of you Gutsy Blogging and hope you will come back and visit me when my doors open again on September 30th.
All the best to you, and thanks for understanding.
Go girl! Keep focused – and remember to have some fun along the way.
Kelli Nørgaard says
I think this is AWESOME! Exactly what you wished for!!
Good luck and happy editing!
Super Mom | Maternity Belly Bands says
This is my first time to visit your blog and I actually like it. I have a knack in searching for blogs related to Tummy Tankz.
Cora L. Foerstner says
Go for it! Happy writing. I know the feeling of focused writing. It's a good feeling.
good for you sonia, it takes guts to step away and focus on what you need to do. best wishes with your memoir and i look forward to reading it once it's published.
See you anon. Happy revising, Sonia!
I hope it will have the affect you wish for. Sometimes it is good with a break too. But disciplined breaks 🙂
Good luck! I'm looking forward to hopefully read the resulting book.
Rock on, Sonia!
Best of luck to my dear friend…
Donna M. Kohlstrom says
Will miss you! Hope you accomplish all your goals. Look forward to hear how it all goes.
Miss Footloose says
Good for you, Sonia! Hope all goes well and you will be happy with the end result.
I'm very excited for you! I will miss your posts, and your comments, but the end result will be sooooooo worth it!
Best wishes and see you next month!
I think a lot of people will want to buy your book. Good luck on the final push toward getting it out there for us.
Rayna M. Iyer says
All the best, Sonia. Concentrate.
I'm so happy for you!
Too many people just talk and dream but you actually DO something.
Good luck, take your time.
And I want to own your book too!
I've been following your 'growing' and I'm proud to have you as a blogger friend and a book would always remind me of this period of my (and your) life!
All the best with the book- Good Luck!!
So happy to hear that you're DOING it. Wishing you ease and peace as you do.
Robert the Skeptic says
Ok then…get to work!!!
Smita Tewari says
carry on with the good work. but take a break, too, at times!
Best way to go, Sonia. Unfortunately, blogging and writing – or at least this type of focused editing that requires concentration and long hours – are not compatible. Not just blogging but practically anything that distracts you from your purpose. So good luck and good work.
Madame DeFarge says
Good luck with it. Hope it goes well.
Define You Photography says
You'll be missed for this time 🙂 Keeping focused is somthing not everyone has the gift to practice. So happy for ya!
i went through the entire blog…
it is interesting and different…
I can't wait to buy your book! Pam
Midlife Jobhunter says
Focus, focus, focus. Best of luck with your manuscript.
Patricia Stoltey says
One more week. I hope you're having awesome success meeting your deadline.
Hope it all goes great and look forward to your return, great blog!
Hope this is coming along as nicely as you had hoped!
Miss you in blogsphere!
Hope you've met your goals and finished your revision!