Book Update 1

by sue on January 7, 2012

It’s been five weeks since I started Debbie Weil’s Beta Authors Program in a bid to get Talk To Me published as Kindle eBook in February. Joining a group was the stimulus I needed to get back into action on this project. (Commitments I make to others seem to work better than those I make to myself. Yes, coach friends, I’m working on this.)

Since I already had a first draft, you’d think my task would be simple. But if it were easy, why was the manuscript unfinished since 2006? Back then, author and teacher Barbara Kyle suggested some ways to strengthen the story. It seemed like a lot of work, back then. It seems like a lot of work, now. But I’m doing it. Making the bad guy badder. Raising the stakes for our hero.

I’m resisting the temptation to put a murder on page three and a dramatic chase, perhaps on snowshoes, in chapter eight. That would boost the drama quotient! But this is a business book. Gotta write about what I know. And since I’ve spent most of my life observing and studying how people communicate – my hero’s adventures will see him navigating the tricky terrain of interpersonal relationships and workplace nonsense.



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