So this blogging every day thing, obviously, did not materialize, since I last sent out a post on the 7th and it’s now the 10th.
However, I did reread the “finished” manuscript (perhaps a book is never exactly finished), first sentence to last, and made more revisions; and then I went through again and made sure formatting matched all the way, chapter headings and spacing, that sort of thing. And then last night I sent out email to those who are reading the manuscript and sending comments, BETA readers they’re called, and two emailed back so this morning I sent it to those two.
And checked several times to make sure the correct version was in Dropbox. It is. And the desktop. Given my ocd tendencies, I’m likely to save it to a flash drive too but I haven’t yet.
But. If you’ve reached this far reading and haven’t thrown up your hands in boredom or frustration at something else you could be reading, here’s a quote I found on an empty page divider, just after I’d finished reading the journal for what-came-next. This came next.
I Remember Your Name in the Night, a book by Donagh O’Shea.
I need to give myself profoundly to the future; that is part of what it is to love time, to love life itself. Love casts out fear. If I can be courageous in the face of the future, then when my future comes it will be mine. And only when it is mine can I give it away. To God and to others. For you I will be who I will be.