Thursday, April 30, 2015

Z is for Zenith

And so my friends, we have come to the end of yet another A to Zed. It has been a merry ride through the revision process - from the alpha to the omega and beyond. My last words for you is to please remember that revising is a two organ job. It takes both the brain and the heart to do a proper job. We have reached the summit of our climb and we can look back down the path which we have climbed and sigh a good sigh.

ze·nith  (zēnĭth)

n.1. The point on the celestial sphere that is directly above the observer.
2. The upper region of the sky.ze·nith  (zēnĭth)
1. The point on the celestial sphere that is directly above the observer.
2. The upper region of the sky.
3. The highest point above the observer's horizon attained by a celestial body.
4. The point of culmination; the peak: the zenith of her career. See Synonyms at summit.

[Middle English senith, from Old French cenith, from Medieval Latin, from Arabic samt (ar-ra's), path (over the head), from Latin sēmita, path; see mei-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

Just to go through the whole megillah (see tomorrow's post for this definition) let me repeat:

When revising you gain Altitude by descending to see the Boys in the Basement, they are so Cool with their myriad of Details, helping you to Edit with Fortitude (and Grammar!). Help with your Idiosyncrasies can also be Juicy as you Kick-ass with the Lamé wearing Monkey Mind overly concerned with Numbers. Open to your Purpose, Query your Revision and Synopsis by Talking Out Loud. You will find it Uplifting as your Vigour and Words X-ray and shows the Yin & Yang of you at your Zenith!

Please drop by tomorrow to see what I have to say about this year's experience.


Margot Kinberg said...

What a great finale to a terrific A-Zed series, Jan! And there is nothing like that point of knowing - just knowing - that your story is at its best. It's intoxicating.

Karen Jones Gowen said...

We made it, Jan! Whew! Thanks for all the visits and comments to my posts this month. I like your Z word. Wonder when I'll hit the zenith of my career? LOL. Assuming I haven't already.