Well, the solution to the other half of the problem just came to mind, so, I’m back to writing. I’ll post when I’m done! Keep praying! Terri
First of all, thanks so much to everyone who has posted and communicated to me their encouragement and prayers. They are greatly appreciated! I believe half of the problem holding me back is taken care of. The answer to it slipped into my mind this morning, for which I thank the Lord! So, while I work that half solution into the story, I’ll be waiting for the solution to the other half . . .
Well, the good news is, the story keeps getting better. The bad news is, what with the bug that came for Christmas and tearing the story line apart for the 4th time, I have no idea when Dahveed 5 will be ready for publication! All I can say is that I will get it out as soon as I can. Thanks so much for your patience, encouragement, and prayers. Terri
Well, the last half of the book is fine. But the first half still isn’t! So, I’ve more work to do. Over 141,000 words have been cut so far, and the story is MUCH better. I think once I get this last story line fixed, Dahveed 5 will be ready for final editing and publication! Thanks for your patience and prayers. They matter. Terri.
My apologies to everyone, but Dahveed 5 will not be out for Christmas. I still have two more story lines to re-edit, and then the ms must go to advance readers and final editor. The process has taken much longer than I anticipated, but I do feel the book will be much better because of it. I will get the book out in e-format and print as soon as I possibly can. I’m hoping the holidays won’t interfere too much . . . Thank you all for your patience and continued prayers. Terri.
Well, the complete plot overhaul is finally done. It was well worth the time, since over 55.000 words have been cut from the manuscript! However, the re-plot took twice as long as I imagined it would, and I now have to go over each scene and edit the details. All of this is a prelude to breaking the news that the book may not be ready for print by Christmas 2013. It is still possible, and I will do my best, but I’m not making any promises at this point! The plot has been streamlined, and, taking my cue from one advance reader to “simplify, simplify, simplify,” I have done my best to make the story much more straightforward. I believe the result is a much better book. After I get the editing done, we’ll have to see what the...
As you can tell from my previous post, I gave a book talk in Excelsior, MN. I had no idea what God was going to turn it into! The story as far as I know it, is below. I’m sure there’s more. The Excelsior Mosaic. This is a story about how God works with and through people. It culminated on July 20, 2013, at Westview Church in Excelsior, Minnesota. But it began back in January, 2013. I suspect I only know a part of the picture, but what I do see I want to share. If I’m a little vague about names and details, please bear with me, since I want to protect as far as possible the privacy of those who shared with me. And, if anyone who reads this sees something that should be added or corrected, do let me know! In January of 2013, A.P. experienced the...