Dec 7 2012
Quiet day yesterday as I worked on editing the chapters already done and completed chapter 3. In my new-found confidence about the state of the book, I gave in to my daughter’s desire to read what I’ve written so far. Luckily she was interrupted before she had finished the first chapter and I’ve quickly withdrawn the book so I can put some more thought into whether I want an opinion from her at this point in time. It is not the sort of book she naturally gravitates to, so her disinterest might be very demotivating.
Today’s plan is to get a start on the fourth chapter. I have some more ideas to beef up the first 3 chapters, but I’ve decided to put them on hold for now, because there is no end to the tweaking that can be done and I don’t want to be consumed by a fetish for improvement that prevents me from doing a first run of the book.
It’s also going to be a truncated work day because the house made a loud demand for attention yesterday by breaking the garage door and I need to get that repaired so skunks and raccoons don’t make a home inside during the cold weather. Plus, there’s a handyman around repairing the gutters and woodwork damaged by the recent rains.
Question for writers out there –
Do you name your chapters? Or are they just numbers?
More next week.
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