In January, I reviewed James B. Stewart’s Follow the Story: How to Write Successful Nonfiction, which was book 27 of 52. In that post, I wrote about the slump I hit right after I mailed my manuscriptover to my publisher and how Jack Wright, editor and publisher of Exit Zero and Cool Cape May (who also put in time as Executive Editor of Gear, US Weekly and Men’s Journal), gave me a professional beating when I turned in the first draft of an essay that was to be published in the 2008 edition of Cool Cape May, an incredibly helpful guide book about, well, Cape May.

Not all was lost — Jack helped me inject life back into my writing, and I’ve been merrily trucking along ever since.

I write about this now because I got a copy of the finished Cool Cape May today, and it’s beautiful:

Best beat down I ever got.

I won’t bore you with the details here. For that, click on over to my Down the Shore with Jen blog. The direct link is here.

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Jen Miller

Jen Miller

Jen A. Miller is a an author and freelance writer. Her memoir, Running a Love Story, was a Philadelphia Inquirer best book of the year. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, SELF, Buzzfeed and the Guardian, among others.

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