The Update

I’ve been working on editing and revising the Running in Silence book project every day. This has been a long process. Once I divided everything into chapters (there are 65 right now), I assigned myself to revise/edit a chapter a day. Little did I know how much I would get stuck on a few chapters, spending as much as two weeks going back over the same one to edit and revise.

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Looking back on the past can be difficult, but it is helpful, too. I think it is a therapeutic process going over these past events to better understand who I was, and finally put them to rest.

Chapters still need to be re-arranged, useless information needs to be taken out, and events need to be enhanced with the emotions and thoughts I felt at the time. But at this point, the major editing is finished. I can confidently say that I no longer feel the pull to write about food, and somehow things just came together for the ending.

I will continue to post updates as I take on this publishing journey; I appreciate the support tremendously!

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  1. Effie
    Effie says:

    So inspired by you Rachel! Your introspection is inspiring, as is the fact that you’ve taken on this writing project! I can’t wait to read it! It’s so true that having the project gives us an obligation to create an ending we’re proud of– for that reason alone I agree we should all be writing our hearts out. And you’re right, it’s hard to look back on the past, but I do think it is so so so worth it. Keep it up!

  2. Florence
    Florence says:

    Hi Rachel! So this is awkward, Effie was my pseudonym…I was a bit too shy to use my real name. However, here I am, and I still think your blog is great/we still have lots in common. I can’t wait until your book is ready so keep up with the revising!

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