’08 June 16 Since I quit work, I’ve been focusing on getting my “how-to” book together and what I thought would be a simple task has turned out to be anything but simple. I had the basic book written as an appendix to my first manuscript and I figured it was 75% done as a stand alone. Turns out that what I had previously written had references to the manuscript and wasn’t meaningful as a stand alone project. I used what I could, but basically I had to do a lot of re-writing and adding content to fill in the gaps that the first manuscript provided.
Today I printed out 109 pages (8.5 x 11)of my book called, Journey from the Heart Centre – “Meditation as a tool for healing and self-empowerment” I’ve been struggling with trying to edit it on my computer and I was getting frustrated in not being able to piece things together and also in having some duplicated material, and trying to remember where I read the copy. Another thing that was frustrating was the scrolling back and forth between the different chapters and moving content around was becoming a nightmare.
After I printed it all out, I taped all the pages of each chapter end to end, and I began to see things more clearly. Now if I wanted to move a paragraph, I’d simply cut it out with a pair of scissors, and then cut the page where I wanted it to be placed and tape it in. Later, I’d just follow my paper edits to make the changes on my computer.