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Book Submitted!

I submitted my MS and related images to my publisher this morning. This marks 14 months of work but there is much to be done to turn a raw document into a book. Over the next several months the editor … Continue reading

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Revising 60,000 Words One Paragraph at A Time

PLEASE NOTE: As my August 1, 2019 book deadline draws near, I will not be posting regularly at this site. Instead, consider following me on Instagram, from your smartphone or desktop. Handle: tgfarley https://www.instagram.com/tgfarley/ My Instagram account is fun and … Continue reading

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Finishing The Book

PLEASE NOTE: As my August 1, 2019 book deadline draws near, I will not be posting as much at this site. Instead, consider following me on Instagram, from your smartphone or desktop. https://www.instagram.com/tgfarley/ My Instagram account is fun and easier … Continue reading

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Revising Work From Overseas

In today’s interconnected world, editors may be asked to edit and revise the work of people for whom English is not their first language. While I am revising these writer’s efforts, I am humbled knowing I could never write in … Continue reading

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Word Count Out of Control!

I’ve reached 64,000 words with many more road trips and subjects to explain before my August deadline. I can easily see the word count going to 80,000. But my contract calls for 50,000 to 60,000. There is no way my … Continue reading

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Informed Delivery by The US Postal Service

Informed Delivery is a USPS service (external link) that e-mails you when letter-sized mail or packages are going to be arriving soon. I think it may be only first-class letters but any package should trigger an e-mail. Quite an interesting … Continue reading

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Turning the Organizational Corner: Inside Baseball

With nine months to deadline I have turned the corner on writing my book and I can clearly see how it will finish. And that it will finish. There’s an American saying: inside baseball. It means discussing obscure details that … Continue reading

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