Saturday, January 22, 2011

Met with editor

I met with my editor (that sounds/feels strange to say/write) yesterday for coffee. Peet's, of course. And we talked about the book and progress, etc. All-in-all, a good session. Moving on. Angelo, that's his name, is cleaning up all those nagging mistakes in punctuation and also offering suggestions to tighten up the work. So far, so good. Up to chapter 8 of 30+.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

ePublishing - not all that simple.

I've decided to move forward with ePublishing one of my novels: Fear of Heights. I originally wrote it back in the 70's, put it in a box, mailed it to myself and stashed it on a shelf - that's the way you did copyright back then.

We moved around the country, dragging it and our kids with us until we landed in San Jose. My sister and I were on the phone one day (she lives in Florida) and I mentioned the box with the manuscript in it, still sealed, still on a shelf. She urged me to open it, which I did, and began to read it for what seemed like the first time. Anyway, after I'd read it and let a few friends do the same, I added some chapters, and now I've hired a copy editor to clean it up before I upload it. I'll keep you up to date as that progresses.