Saturday, July 13, 2013

Fixing Stuff

So it's July, and what's been going on?

I bought a new camera....courtesy of my eight-year-old drenching my old camera in lemonade. This time I bought a Fujifilm SL1000. So far I'm very pleased with it, and I think it has a lot of potential for making future book covers. It's not a true DSLR, but it's a fantastic bridge camera for the price. I'm very pleased with the picture quality, and the zoom is incredible.

On another front, I've been editing Spiderstalk and it's turning into quite a project. At 167,000 words, it's a much bigger task than I've done before. I have gotten the first draft back from my first tier of proofreaders, and I'm slowly implementing fixes. I had originally intended to get the second draft out to my next proofreaders today, but it simply isn't ready for that. So work continues.

Actually, I'm sorta nervous about finishing this one. I've had it on the shelf for years, so it's always been there when I didn't have another project going. Once I hit that publish button on this one, my shelf will be bare.



  1. I can't wait to see photos with the new camera. I always feel like cameras are fancy toys :)

    Best wishes for editing! Phew, a lot of work!

  2. Thanks! Yep, I just sent out the manuscript to the next tier of proofreaders today.

    It IS a lot of work! I think I might consider the idea of keeping my books below a hundred thousand words in the future. One of the attractions of being an author was I thought I got to be fat, lazy, and dress like a slob...but so far I'm only getting the fat part :P