After more than a week of slacking, I’m back to writing. (Note: “Slacking” is probably a little overstated… my daughter just graduated high school and we’ve been busy getting ready for the big event, we had out of town guests staying at our house, a party with about a 100 people and then we took a family trip to the Wisconsin Dells so I’ve been pretty far detached from writing recently).
Anyway, the first drafts of the two projects I’ve been working on are now complete. It begs the simple question: now what?
For my novel, Pa’u Hana, I’ve got some rewrites to do. It’s based in Kaua’i and I’ve let a few friends who live there take a look at the first draft. They’ve given me some insight on making it a little more authentic. I need to incorporate their changes into the project.
Once I get those rewrites done it’s more editing and then a proof copy. We are moving forward and I’m pleased with the progress.
I’ve also completed Architect of Passion, a biography on businessman Greg Schredder. I’ve been in contact with Greg to let him know it is done. He’s working on photos for the book for me. I’m busy doing some of my own editing before I get him a review copy.
When you get to this point, you really just want to get your work out there. Unfortunately, editing is every bit as important as writing so I need to stay the course and go through the process.
Can’t wait to get these two gems into your hands, though.