Monday, August 12, 2013

A Step in the Write Direction--Book pages order

A Step in the Write Direction
August 12, 2013
Tomorrow, August 13, my husband Gary and I will celebrate our 53rd anniversary. There were many times I didn’t think we’d make our 50th—his heart attack at 48 and many other health issues. We got engaged after knowing each other only three weeks. The story of our courtship is both humorous and God-touched. (If you’d like to read the story, it’s attached. For those who don’t get this via email, just email me and I’ll send it to you.)…After a rather slow time of work, suddenly it exploded: 5 proofreading jobs and several editing jobs—all to be finished by the end of August. But I’m not complaining; I’m thankful for work I can do at home and take care of my husband.
Here’s another “thought for the day.” Read the following verse, putting your name wherever the words “I” or “me” appear: “_______ am crucified with Christ: nevertheless _______ live; yet not _______, but Christ liveth in _______: and the life which ______ now live in the flesh _______ live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved _______, and gave himself for _______” (Galatians 2:20). Takes on a whole new meaning, doesn’t it?
Thought for the Day:
“Show Me the Way of the Cross”
I have given like a beggar, but lived like the rich,
and crafted myself a more comfortable cross.
Yet what I am called to is deeper than this;
it’s time you had my whole life,
you can have it all.”
—Matt Redman, Singing the Faith, 452.
Laugh for the Day:
If walking/cycling is good for your health, the postman would be immortal. A whale swims all day, only eats fish, drinks water, and is fat. A rabbit runs and hops and lives only 15 years. A tortoise doesn't run, does nothing ...yet lives for 450 years. And you tell me to exercise?
Writer’s Tips:
Page order for your book per Chicago Manual of Style. It's the "Bible" of publishing.

Title page
Copyright notice page
(Table of) Contents
Foreword (This is another writer's endorsement of the book)
Preface (Written by author, but is often not included if the introduction meets the need)
Acknowledgements (If not part of the preface)
Introduction (If not part of the text)
Appendix(es) (if needed)
Notes (if needed)
Glossary (if needed)
Bibliography (if needed)
(List of) contributors
Index(es) (if needed)
Have a good week spreading the
gospel through the printed page!
Donna Clark Goodrich


  1. Congratulations Miss Donna. I wish you and your husband many more happy years together.

    1. Thank you, Christine. God has been good to us!

  2. Donna, I loved your funny thought for the day! Congratulations on your 53 years together also, what a big achievement. You have a beautiful blog!

    1. Thanks, Katie. I always try to include something for people to think about--and laugh about. We need more humor in our lives!

  3. What a wonderful milestone! 53 years is amazing. And I can tell you've done it with a good dose of humor and a large helping of faith. You inspire those of us coming behind.

    1. Thanks, Katie! My boss, years ago, always said that if you can laugh, you'll never have a nervous breakdown. So far I haven't had one!!

  4. Congratulations on 53 years of marriage!

  5. Congratulations on your long marriage. I hope the two of you will have many more years together.