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They say that writing a book is a solo activity, but what a load of nonsense that is.
In May I sat down for a month and wrote a book. Well, OK, for that bit, I was definitely on my own.
In June, I had a firt-run edit on Draft 1 completed by Jane. I took it back, cross-checked all her suggestions, and had Draft 2 ready.
I issued Draft 2 to my reading (freakin’ awesome) team – my mum, Danyel, Cathy, Barbsie, Sam, Daniel and Fiona.
Now I am up to eight people.
~ No, you definitely do not write a book on your own. ~
I am thrilled as I write this that I have painstakingly gone through all their suggestions and edits and the book is now in Draft 3 mode.
I’m now ready to ramp it up a notch and get a specialised-book-editing-person to take it through its paces.
The best part is, because I have involved these people, I feel confident that:
a) the purpose of the book is worthwhile and needed,
b) that the contents is in decent shape and hits the mark