Tag Archives: Book writing

Update to the Readers of Despair to Deliverance

Those of you who are still hanging in there with us and paying attention, will be happy to know I just (literally minutes ago) emailed the latest draft of our book off to five people to read and give feedback. … Continue reading

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I Love It When Things Fall Into Place!

I haven’t been blogging much lately because I’ve been working very hard to finish our book, Despair to Deliverance: A True Story of Triumph Over Severe Mental Illness. I remain very grateful to the people who read the final draft … Continue reading

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Be Careful What You Ask For

Somewhere around the beginning of February, we finished the final draft of our book and sent it to a number of friends, family and acquaintances for feedback. We had been working on it for two years. A large part of … Continue reading

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The Blog World Is Its Own Culture

I feel compelled to write about the blog world.  I cannot keep writing posts about the “behind the scenes” process of Robin and I writing our book, without commenting on our foray into the foreign territory of blogging.  My experiences … Continue reading

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Editing is a Crucial Part of the Process

My very smart, funny and handsome editor (aka Daniel, my oldest nephew) spent most of the day at my house yesterday.  He lives two hours away, has a full-time job and is working on applying to graduate schools.  But he … Continue reading

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The Perfect Choice for Our Editor

I have been a journal writer, as I have said, for most of my life.  What I found when Robin and I began to write our book was that I was not at all used to writing for an audience.  … Continue reading

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A Blog? I Never Would Have Imagined!

In February 2014, Robin and I were suddenly immersed in an on-line course on how to write a book.  We got through the first few assignments which were all about getting the concept for the book focused.  We had a … Continue reading

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The Book Writing Process Begins

When Robin and I decided we were finally ready to start working on our book in January 2014, I had put together a rough outline.  The next step was for me to go back to my journals so I could … Continue reading

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“Robin, I’m No Longer Going to be Working Here.”

In 2008, when Robin first brought up the idea of writing a book about her life I had to decide whether to tell her I had the same thought.  During the five years following her meltdown year, I had given … Continue reading

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Robin Decides to Write a Book

It was 2008, and I had long ago given up on the idea of writing a book about the extraordinary year Robin and I experienced together in 2003, since I couldn’t figure out how to tell the story without violating … Continue reading

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