Hello, Everyone! I just wanted to report that -
I FINISHED THE FIRST DRAFT OF MY LEXICON MEMOIR!!!
Now it's just on to the editing process.
It's 272 pages 1.5 spaced, so I know I have to cut, cut, cut, but I don't want, want, want!
I don't want to cut anyone out. I think I'll have to pare down some of the chapters, though. I don't want the reader to get bogged down and plus I'm pretty sure publishers want something a little shorter than that.
I want you stalwarts to know that in my concluding chapter I mentioned you five (Marielle, Songbird, Sarah, Lynne, and Sean) as keeping the Halfway House going for us. (pseudonyms were used, though!) I'll let you read that chapter now if you want... Lynne
- I'll need to get your advice for my future book launch. It looks like you really know how to handle the marketing in this new digital age. As we talked about, I'll send it to you after I've cleaned it up a bit.
- Yes, I will be back here more often now. But until I'm ready to send the book to a publisher, I'll still be busy with that. I'll try to bring more people here, but the last time I tried that it didn't work. I don't want to be a nag. Sarah
- Thanks for explaining why you don't like to read new stuff when you're stressed. It makes a lot of sense.Sean
- Hang in there.Songbird
- It's great that you've found a way to keep singing in your life! Let's do Karaoke or a piano bar together this summer, OK?
Many of you have asked about my husband's job situation - NO he still doesn't have a job.He is a senior software developer with more than 20 years of experience and companies want to save money by hiring junior developers with web-based skills, etc. Thank God for unemployment, even if it is half of what he normally earns. There are some good prospects now, so hopefully he'll hear something in the next two weeks. I'll let you know when we finally get some good news on that front! See you later!