Earlier in the week I talked about the rainbow after a storm.
Sometimes this is an actual rainbow, after a storm in nature. Other
times the rainbow comes in the form of a note or hug from a friend
after a storm in one's life. Today, I realized there is another type of rainbow. This one is always hovering in a writer's life. The rainbow of revision! We write, read, and revise all the time in our brain. (Yes,
even when you think we are paying attention to you, lol) To edit one's
book though is the rainbow after the work of developing and
transforming an idea into a manuscript and finally into a book.
I am a visual learner, teacher, and presenter. I like colors and each
color has its own meaning. I might use orange differently on various
writing projects but within one individual piece of writing, it would
represent the same thing. For instance: orange: missing information,
pink: needs to be reworded, green: not even in the ball park. This is
just an example. With my first proof in my hands, I hold a rainbow.
My rainbow might not have the colors of ROY.G.BIV reflecting to those watching me read, make notes, and grimace while I edit BUT it does
contain a different type of ROY.G.BIV.
Reading and re-reading
Organizing old and new thoughts
Yanking at the heart over each change made
God's work within me...exposed
Bold and courageous to the finish
Inconceivable, at times, "This is real!"
Very much looking forward to sharing Heidi
and Hope with my readers
Keep your eyes open for an excerpt
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323