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What gets you (or any writer) to the end of the book is not inspiration, or second wind, or a visit from the Book Fairy. It's process - and dogged, unswerving, stubborn commitment to process. It's promising yourself that you are going to write every day, by god, whether you feel like it or not. And it's keeping that promise when you don't feel like it. It's doing ten pages a day on the days that you can, and at least one page a day on the days when you think you can't do any. It's putting bad words on paper if you don't have any other words, just to meet your goals and keep your promise to yourself. It's trusting that better words will come, even if only in the rewrites.
Most of the activities of the project fall into three main areas (1) health and wellness services enhancements, (2) social enrichment activities enhancement, and (3) a single point of entry to services for the elderly. These three areas correspond respectively to Project Goals 2, 3, and 4.
Once funded, a series of set-up activities will be accomplished. After completion of the set-up activities, the project will operate on three tracks corresponding to Project Goals 2, 3, and 4. One track is educational outreach in our community's schools. Another track is the operation of a hotline and a crisis team. The final track is community education and outreach through the medium of performance art.
Dramatica sees goals and yearnings as two different things one born of reason and one born of emotion. How completely we achieve our goals determines our degree of satisfaction. How well we accommodate our yearnings determines our degree of fulfillment. So, one thing we need to know at the end of thematic argument is whether or not our goals ended in success or failure, and also whether or not things feel good or bad.
Strangely, however, some writers desperate for any recognition can sometimes get hooked on contests. Tragically, they start substituting contest recognition for real-world commercial sales. Contests and readings are nice amateur activities. For some writers they represent the ultimate, and there's nothing wrong with that. But I assume your goals are more
I know of one writer who got peeved that he didn't get to detail the placement of individual words on the page, and quite a few who get seriously bent out of shape over commas. I also know a couple who don't even blink when their editors require complete rewrites, or even when their editors rewrite them without telling them in advance. I'm neither as uptight as the former nor as mellow as the latter. There are things I'll go to bat for - there would be things worth losing the sale over, too, though I haven't had to face that situation yet. If you've caught your breath and you still feel that the requested changes are excessive, make a list of those you would be willing to make, those that don't fit with your goals for the book, and find out if you have some bargaining room. And before you call your editor back, read Revision Requests in the Editor Etiquette section of this book.
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