on the writing & reading trail

Day 1 (May 15)

Yes, it happened in the late afternoon today. Book Two editing is on its way. The middle  two parts of the original long document were separated and transferred to their own file. Haven’t found the title yet, but expect it to have the word ‘present’ included as a follow on from Book One’s new title Past Imperfect. Book Three is almost certain to be ‘future’ oriented.

The mid-part of the day was for short story work. I tidied up a short 600-word one titled Unintended consequences and prepared it for posting this evening as a competition entry. Not a startling story, just a little insight into care and appreciation across generations. Over lunch I read the last few pages of a Delinsky novel set in a small community reluctantly accepting change – light and frivolous – a break from the heavy humanitarian aid resources I spend much time on.

Back where progress happens

Early morning effort was devoted to finding appropriate places in our draft anthology for new material received yesterday. Little else to do before sending to all seven authors for final checking before our formatting volunteer gets to work on it. Library was wonderfully peaceful today.

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