Sacred Pauses Update: proof positive!

For those following the progress of my soon-to-be-released-but-not-yet book, I’m happy to report that I’ve just finished reviewing the proofs both inside and out. With each stage from finished manuscript to book cover to copy editing and now proofs, the book is becoming more and more real!

I still love the cover as much as I did when I first saw it, but frankly, I’m more than tired of reviewing footnotes with all the pesky details like checking page numbers, moving commas, changing a semi-colon to a colon, etc., etc. A careful review of the proof had to be done, of course, but I couldn’t help but think, this is a job that only an uber-perfectionist could love.

Here’s a brief description of Sacred Pauses as it appears on the back cover of the book:

In a fast-paced world full of distractions, Sacred Pauses offers fresh ways to find everyday personal renewal. Each chapter explores a different spiritual practice—from classic disciplines of Scripture reading and prayer to less conventional approaches like having fun and living simply. Through personal stories, scriptural insights, historical examples, and practical suggestions, April Yamasaki guides us into new connections with ourselves and others, with creation, and with God.

Sacred Pauses: spiritual practices for personal renewal is scheduled for release in February 2013 by Herald Press.



Categories: Sacred Pauses, Writing

4 replies

  1. Oh, do I remember the challenge of those last rounds of copy editing! almost enough to discard the idea of ever writing another book. I do look forward to getting another one from you, though.

  2. I am actually relishing each stage, and now that the manuscript is done, I’m trying out Twitter–variations of my name all seemed to be taken so I chose @SacredPauses.

  3. I commend you for your commitment to the nuts-and-bolts of good writing in self-editing. I pray your book does well.

  4. Thanks, indytony, and all the best with your new blog–looking forward to how it develops.