The Book Writing Journey Is as Valuable as the Destination

By: Mary Anna Rodabaugh in Book Writing and Editing
on December 20th, 2021

Word count. Page count. Total chapters. These are all benchmarks used to measure the completion of a manuscript. Sometimes they are the goal; other times they are fluid guidelines. These metrics are extremely valuable, but they don’t have to be the ultimate goal when writing a book. In fact, sometimes the journey is more valuable than the destination.

The Collaborative Book Writing Process

Once you have a book idea in mind, you will probably consider the ways you can bring the book to fruition. You may decide you want to write it alone. You may seek a partner to help you write your manuscript. At RTC, you’re going to end up with a book writing team. These individuals have been handpicked to help you discover the story you are meant to tell the world. But before worrying about final word counts or page count milestones, your team is going to get to know you and the purpose behind your book.

Writing a book is a profound journey filled with fits, starts, stops, and discoveries. Each one is as important as the one that came before. Why? Well, these moments are going to transform your story into an extraordinary manuscript that will impact everyone who reads it.

“RTC cherishes the book writing journey just as much as the final destination of a complete manuscript. It is on this journey that we get to know our clients on a personal level.”

Magical Months of Book Writing

Writing a book takes time. At best, it can take a few months to complete a solid first draft; on average, it takes six months to a year. Each day you spend on your manuscript is a gift. It is another opportunity to carefully inspect the tone, voice, detail, and structure of your narrative. It is a chance to dig deeper into your personal story, pulling out threads of vulnerability and weaving them into your book. Each day is a chance to pour more of yourself into the manuscript.

Your book is complete when you decide it is complete. Hopefully, that means your first draft has passed under the eyes of a reader editor, a proofreader, and even a designer. Regardless, at RTC, you dictate your journey’s end, not a word count or a page count.

Limitless Possibilities

When you work with RTC, you will never be bound by word counts, page counts, or chapter counts. Sure, your team will help you identify a blueprint and map out your chapters, but those parameters are malleable. Want to nix a chapter? No problem at all. Think one chapter should be broken into two or even three? Your team can make that happen.

Start your book writing journey!

RTC cherishes the book writing journey just as much as the final destination of a complete manuscript. It is on this journey that we get to know our clients on a personal level. We learn from our clients. We grow with our clients. We support our clients each day, each word, each page, and each chapter. We help you find the perfect ending to your story and package it for all to see.

What Is Your Story?

Even if you are unsure about what the whole of your story is, RTC can mold your idea and showcase all the potential that it can have. Come to us with an idea, a partial manuscript, or even a full manuscript. We’ll happily journey alongside you.