The greatest day in my writing career — so far — is finally upon me, the first edit of my soon to be published book has just arrived from the publisher.
For those who haven’t guessed it, Generating Miracles: A Spiritual Adventure on the Champions Tour, is the backstory of Eye On The Tour.com. It is the accounting of my nine-year effort to qualify to play professional golf at the highest level, how it came to be, the principles I was following to make it happen, the grit of the Monday qualifying circuits and Q-Schools on the professional tours and how all of that turned into the most amazing personal growth and spiritual experience.
Over the next days and weeks — hopefully not too many — I’ll meticulously be reviewing the hundreds of edits my editor is suggesting compared to the last version of the manuscript I presented to the publisher.
Unfortunately, I cannot do both that and produced a quality post each night. For those of you who check the time stamps on each post, that was the time I finished polishing it that night; they are not “scheduled” posts. This after reading the player transcripts in search of examples of the mastery process and then writing an exposition from the perspective of a former professional golfer who’s been in the heat. I cannot write into the middle of the night and still be fresh enough to edit the manuscript the next day. After waiting ten years to find my publisher, I have too much at stake to just phone it in. I need to bring the same ardor to the manuscript that I bring to the blog each night.
I do not know when I will return and I do not want to lose you. The best way for you to find out is to subscribe to the blog at the “Join My Private Email List,” link just under the Search box. Not only will you receive that next post in a timely manner, I will keep you posted on the progress of the manuscript as the publishing process moves forward. These will be separate posts I’ll put out during the day devoted just to the book and won’t interfere with the nightly posts that I am flattered have attracted your attention. I promise not to flood your Inbox.
And finally, I would appreciate it if you would share your interest and enthusiasm in the blog with your friends and encourage them to visit and subscribe. You can tell them that they will find five years of some of the best writing in golf…and that it’s written by a wild-eyed champion of humanity whose secrets will soon be revealed. And that they wouldn’t want to miss that book.