Sunday, July 22, 2012

Another Milestone

This past week marks another huge milestone in the writing journey...

My editor and I completed the final changes to Primary Source, and she's sending it out for typesetting.

Mostly, it feels weird... To suddenly have no more edits. To realize that all that work is done. I feel sort of displaced.

But it's a good feeling. Like Frodo, with the help of so many, I finished what I set out to accomplish. And, like Frodo, I've changed along the journey. Grown a bit wiser, I hope.

I hope it connects with a few readers, of course. Like Nichole Nordeman sings, "I don't mind if you've got something nice to say about me...."   But there's a lot more to it, than that.

If my words challenge or inspire one person, the way I've been challenged and inspired over the years by well-written fiction, then every ounce of effort that went into Primary Source will have been worth it.

Looking forward to whatever comes next...


  1. Good luck, Alan! I hope the home stretch goes well for you.

  2. Thanks so much, Becky... You were just on my mind to pray for, recently. Appreciate you stopping in, and hope your projects are progressing, too!