I'm totally exhausted right now, not only from leading at Prayer and Pancakes Friday night from 11 PM - 1 AM and then going to IHOP til' 3:30 AM (got to sleep at 5 am) but then waking up at 10:00 AM yesterday to start working on my book proposal again. We had dinner with some friends from church last night but aside from that I worked on the book proposal until about midnight. Most people have no clue what goes into a book proposal.
I finally got it ready for the final edit, finishing at 55 pages last night. I sent it to my friends who are helping me edit, to fire away with their critiques. What I said in my note to them was:
SUBJECT: FINAL EDIT! START CRITIQUING THE HECK OUT OF THIS!!They will be faithful to do as I have asked. I am eager to finish the final edit tonight and hope we might actually have a package to send Monday. This is dependent upon my friend's schedules. If they can't do it by Monday, I'm flexible. Just chomping on the bit, at this, my self-imposed deadline.
Here it is with the sample chapter. THROW AWAY ANY PREVIOUS COPY YOU HAVE.
It’s at 55 pages…
Criticize the heck out of this – typos, any glaring structural changes you see, anything you just feel in your gut…
I’m an “everything’s on the table for consideration” person – nothing’s off limits and you can hit me with your best shot.
This is the only way to grow, and I’m at your mercy to help me reach what God has for me, and for the countless people I know will be touched, changed through this book.
I’d like to be able to send this on Monday if possible.
Love you guys and appreciate you more than words can say!
I'm so tired but can't wait for church today! I co-lead the most amazing church family ever. Can I just say, they not only know how to press in - pray - believe - seek God, for His touch on our lives, our city, our nation, our world...but they believe in me. They are praying fervently for the manifestation of this God-dream in my life.
I am so blessed!