Lest ye wondered if I had wandered astray from “Delight in Disorder”, I thought I’d show you some provisional progress in preparing to proof (and re-write) –
With a gift card from my sister and brother-in-law, I purchased a nice hole punch to plow through the 155 pages of the first draft and some colored gel pens (a different color each time I re-write a section), as well as…
A 3-ring binder with a clear sleeve (for a title page cover) and 10-section dividers (for Intro, Prelude, 7 “rooms/chapters”, and an Epilogue. The binder also has two pockets where I can keep printed copies of our editorial correspondence as well as receipts and other records.
1. Organize the first draft.
2. Punch out the holes,
3. Place it (in good and decent order) in the binder to begin the re-writing process.
4. Fasten a clasp to the folder so I can mark my place as I go through the draft.
Now, with Mitch McVicker serenading me in the background, I’m going to brew a pot of coffee and get to work.
Post Script: Here’s the first draft of my manuscript, bound and categorized in 10 sections, with a green gel pen just waiting to be picked up and applied carefully and prayerfully toward a second draft.
And here’s a view of the binder from the front, with a green title page to represent a new beginning –
1. Begin re-writing meditations.
2. Compose first drafts of chapter introductions.