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  • Writer's pictureMegan DiMaria

What it's like to switch from editing to writing mode again

After revising my completed manuscript (which was a big job), I’m excited to switch gears and head back into writing mode. I’m one quarter the way through my current wip (work in progress), so my story's fairly fleshed out, and I'm raring to go.

Honestly, it’s a bit disorienting to leave my story set (mostly) in 1969, as well as the 16th, 17th, 19th, early 20th, and 21st Centuries behind and slip into another time, another setting, and pick up with different characters.

I’m excited to try something new in my writing. This book is partially an epistolary novel, which means there are letters (from the past!) scattered throughout. It’s so much fun to make an alternate story within a story. Of course the two threads will come together and the reader will eventually see the connection.

To power myself on, I’m focusing on scripture to keep my courage up and self doubts down:

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9

And wisdom from our 30th president:

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. ~ Calvin Coolidge

So, whatever your goal is, keep pushing forward, keep your sense of optimism, and keep believing in your dream. That's what I'm doing!


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