From my journal 5/20/2013:
“I’m working on my first chapter again. I’m starting to feel the groove again. For a while I had a hard time sitting down to write or even research. I think my focus was caught up in my brother’s graduation. I feel like I’m in the groove when I want to re-read my own work because it’s interesting to me and that is happening. I started a new Twitter account and am close to 5000 page likes on Facebook. My website it coming along. I have new business cards which I love. It took me three tries to get them right but I finally found a company that does a really good job making them.
The book is taking on a gritty quality for me. Because I’m using his own words, he comes alive more for me. Tonight I am attending the Washington Biography Group meeting on how to give a good book talk. I tried to present one already but don’t feel I did a great job. It will be good to get a feel for what others have done.
I am also looking forward to going to Utah for the Mormon History Association Conference. I think it will be a great opportunity to network and get an idea of what other people are doing.”