A Writer’s Life – 11/10/14

As I think about how much I love my writing and what kind of dedication of time and effort it takes to do it, I wonder how I have been able to write an entire manuscript for a novel, have a family and a demanding full time job.
My passion for telling a story is my motivation to get it done. I have been using a planner to put my writing goals in and checking them off as I get them done. It is very helpful to see the progress being made when I am in the middle of the bigger and more time consuming projects like self editing. Last month, I’ve had my book club read a draft and this past weekend, I’ve worked through another draft of The Hard Way. This version has integrated some of the thoughts that our members mentioned to make my manuscript better.
I know that editing is a necessary part of the journey to getting my novel published. It is truly a labor of love to make it better by rewriting and cutting sections out of the story. Some of the parts you really like, but are not necessary for relating the story the characters are trying to tell.
The current goal is to get these edits into the computer version of my manuscript this week to create draft version number seven. At the end, all of this hard work will move me one step closer to my goal of seeing it in print.
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Selma P. Verde

Plans the jet set life for others as an aircraft scheduler by day and coordinates a family life for my fiancée, two kids and a dog by night. Writing is a passion that I can't let go of. I struggle to make time to write, but I keep plugging away at it. I have lived in Minnesota all of my life and continue to love the four seasons and ten thousand lakes the state is known for. Some of my favorite places to write and create are by many of those lakes. Be sure to look for my first published book, The Hard Way, on Amazon.com.

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