It is time to open up that delicate subject for writers, failure. Well, actually it is not necessarily failure but just poor management of their writing process.
We have all done it, tried to edit their third draft of a book when you only had a couple of hours before you have that family engagement, the door goes, the postman delivers some crappy letter, your computer crashes and suddenly, the three piles of paper balanced precariously on the desk or the chair next to the desk go crashing down on the floor and the mess is complete.
But, it is actually worse than that because you hadn’t made a note of where you were in the corrections and the pages are now all over the place, the computer file still says second draft and the whole room is about to explode in your fit of anger and rage just because…….
But there is hope, my first non fiction book, The Handbook of TOP TIP to Manage Your Writing is there to come to your rescue. A clear concise manual of practical tips for the writer to set out their work, write and manage their precious manuscript, both in the paper form and those all important and easy to get wrong computer files. It is all there, a step by step approach that will leave you able to walk away from the computer without fear that the cat, dog or your four year old is about to send a catastrophe of biblical proportions upon you and your hard work.
Follow the guidance and TOP TIPS in The Handbook of TOP TIP to Manage Your Writing and you can have the confidence that should disaster strike, you have backup, paper copies and that feeling of security because your book, that great tome that you have been working on for years, is safe.
With easy to follow tips and ideas, The Handbook of TOP TIP to Manage Your Writing also provides standard spread sheet layouts and table titles that will help you keep track of word counts, chapter contents, the revision status and where you are in the editing and proof reading stages of your writing without causing headaches or worse, confusion and calamity.
As a former geologist in the construction industry, I have years of experience in the management of vast amounts of data and how to use, retrieve and make the most of it so that the user, in this case, you the writer, can do that thing that drives you to be sitting until the moon is high and the dawn chorus starts in the small hours of the morning.
Writers love to write, most writers hate editing and proof reading and most of all, writers hate getting themselves in a right muddle trying to work out where they are in the revision of their 140,000 word masterpiece, all because they have not used good data management. The Handbook of TOP TIP to Manage Your Writing is here to help.
Available for £3.08 on Kindle, it is a true bargain.
Now with its first 5 STAR review, every writer should have a copy.