Well, since last week, I am now completely finished with the editing up to April 1. I’ve got a lot longer to go, but making this pace of progress has a pleasing feeling. Most writers don’t like the editing process. They would rather keep on writing.
For me, editing is sometimes a welcome change, a break from the left brain creative approach to writing. The break of editing, and preparing the manuscript for publication gives the left side of my brain time to do its thing.
Often times, when I’m working on other parts of a project, or other projects, I start thinking about new ideas, new approaches to ideas I have written down, or I get a burst of things to consider for a project. These are the times God speaks to me about how to approach something, or even just gives me the idea and the approach. Those great times.
He also speaks to me when I do not have access to my computer or a way to record the thoughts He has for me. I have had to learn how to keep these thoughts in my head until I have access to way to record them. Depending on the amount of information God gives me, I may lose some of it, but get most of it. I just repeat it in my mind until I can record it.
I know from talking to other writers and reading books about writing that these processes are different for every person. But that’s my process. I’m getting a lot about my book on the presence of God right now. It is not, however, the next book I will be working on. Between my Sharing Your Faith rewrite and my book on Meditations on the Lord’s Supper,
I have a lot of ahead of me for the rest of the year. I am not sure if I will publish any more books this year after the devotional. I will keep all of that in the connective category for now. Since I have so much editing and writing ahead of me, I’m to get back to editing and writing. Until next week, enjoy the rest of the website.