Mentorship Column: What I Learned about Writing a Book Manuscript By Sallie Han
Each month, one woman’s work (like a book chapter or conference paper) is offered as the “entrée” and a second woman’s work is the “side dish” (like an abstract for a conference). We e-mail our drafts at least two full days in advance, but occasionally we bring copies of “side dishes” to the meeting itself. Having a scheduled meeting provided me with a deadline. Also, it became an obligation to my friends that I did not take lightly. Month by month, I brought my chapters to my writing group in part because I knew that they were expecting them. I could let myself down, but not my Village People.