December 2, 2015 – Proofreading and Editing Big Creek Journal

I set myself a deadline to get my Big Creek journal published as a book by April. However, I did not get much accomplished in the month of November.

Hugo House publisher/editor Patricia Ross suggested that I write a series of essays and use my stories to support the premises in them.  It sounded like a great idea, but when I sat down to do so, I just couldn’t make it fit. My stories are all just short snippets and anecdotes and when they are pulled out of sequence, they don’t make much sense.  When they do make sense, they are boring and repetitive.  Frankly, I don’t think I have any premises. I am officially stuck.

Here is our motorhome Sao sitting in our camp host site at Big Creek, in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. I loved our mossy lawn.,

b Sao in Host Site

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9 thoughts on “December 2, 2015 – Proofreading and Editing Big Creek Journal

  1. Neil Jordan December 3, 2015 / 11:37 am

    Thanks to NaNoWriMo, I learned of two programs that help get writing out of a quagmire:

    http://www.softwareforwriting.com/download.html

    https://www.writersstore.com/scrivener?utm_source=yahoo &utm_medium=cpc

    This year, winners could download Scrivener for half price, or $25. Both programs offer free trials.

    From your description of your book layout, the complexity might be handled by either program where you put all the material into separate “notecards” and then shuffle and assemble.

    Neil Jordan

    Mobile 714-270-8422

    neiljordan@cox.net

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    • Dinata Misovec December 4, 2015 / 9:57 pm

      My problem is that I don’t want to reassemble them. When I do, it loses the context of time.

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  2. Lynz Real Cooking December 3, 2015 / 12:36 pm

    hope you work it out! your experiences are all very interesting and nice to read!

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  3. Debbie December 3, 2015 / 3:45 pm

    Good luck! I am sure you will work it out, yes that is such a beautiful site!

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    • Dinata Misovec December 3, 2015 / 4:08 pm

      Thanks Debbie. I’ll keep you all posted on my progress.

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  4. Faraday's Candle December 4, 2015 / 12:00 pm

    Love the mossy lawn too. That is one park we would love to visit!

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  5. Beth Gorton December 4, 2015 / 1:41 pm

    Ummm – I keep reading your stories. How can it be organized so that  pulling them into themes does make sense?? I’d hate to see you abandon the project! So worth doing, because some armchair travelers would love this different perspective on a way of life.

    Hope your holidays are not coming too quickly for you – Love to all – me

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