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Finished (more or less) editing the first 15% of the book

I am so grateful that i keep at this book. It might never be something that anyone ever purchases, or even reads (aside from close friends), but the experience has been life changing for me.

I had this theory when I was editing the book early on that the first 20% of the book would be the most difficult as it represented the least coherent and least understood part of the book. I can distinctly remember that I wasn’t quiet sure how I was going to go about writing the story, and what it was all about. The only thing that I knew was that I needed to continue writing every day, regardless of how many words I was able to make.

Now that I have, more or less, passed the first 10% of the book and am now coming into the next 10% of the book (I am actually 15% of the way into editing the book), I am really starting to feel the book unload from my fingers. It is pretty amazing. Every time I enter into the text, I can feel myself letting go more of the story. Its like, as soon as you know the bones of the story, you can simply let go, unwind, and spin the tale.

…as soon as you know the bones of the story, you can simply let go, unwind, and spin the tale.

Alixander

What’s more is how exciting it is to be digging deeper and deeper into the memories of the past and using them as more material. It feels like introspection as I dig deeper and deeper into what I know and what I feel and what I remember. Each piece of what I unearth might be something valuable to the reader, something that might serve them on their journey through their life story as well as mine.

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