The Writing Room: Almost Done, Sorta

My computer monitor

My computer monitor the day before my mother broke her hip and brought progress on my book to a halt for a year.

My book is close to done. I’ve been working on it for nigh on to 13 years now. Can’t imagine how it will feel to have it  done-ish.

As some of you know, it’s called “Finding Holy: True Stories of Religion and Spirituality in America.” I’m within spitting distance of finishing the last three chapters.

There will be quite a few holes to fill in, but the hard part — finding that #$%^&* story arc — is done.

How I find Holy, of course, is quite another matter. You’ll have to read the book to find out about that.

When it’s done will I feel really, really good — or really, really bad? Dunno. Watch this space.

c 2011 Barbara Falconer Newhall

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  1. Mona
    Posted April 18, 2011 at 7:32 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations on your near-ish book. I am nearly-nearish my second. It’s like giving birth but with an elephantine gestation and then some!!
    Are you going to self-publish or ebook or traditional?

    • admin
      Posted April 19, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Permalink

      I’m going to start with traditional. But the ebook and self-publishing possibilities are changing fast and looking better all the time. The trouble with self-publishing is that you wind up having to do so much of the production, marketing, etc.

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