Editing, Editing, 1,2,3

Wednesday, October 29, 2003 I’m still knee-deep in the edits, and you might be wondering what the hell I’m actually doing all this time. Basically at this stage in the book’s life (the end of draft 5), I’m looking for three things: 1) Checking that the edits I’ve put through actually make sense. These were […]

Dreaming of P45

Sunday, October 19, 2003 My dreams sometimes have a coherent plot to them, and last night’s was great, incorporating Busaras and the P45 site reworked as the submarine thing from The Matrix. Problems with the site were represented by leaking pipes on board the craft, and there was a guy there fixing them. Also featuring […]

New light through old windows

Wednesday, October 15, 2003 I’m working away on the edits, and that’s going well if slowly. It’s like uncovering a version of the book that I have in my head, rather than creating something new. If I could just chip away at all the crap in the way, while still knowing where to stop. On […]

Pity the trees

Friday, October 10, 2003 I don’t need a psychologist, I’ve got an editor. I just met up with her there, to go over the transcript again. She’d spotted all the areas where I was being a bit mealy-mouthed, or trying to paint over certain things. But basically it’s clear what I have to do for […]

Day job vs. real job

Saturday, October 04, 2003 Switched on the radio this morning to hear my friend Kevin Stevens on Radio 1, talking about his new book, The Rizzoli Contract. I worked with Kevin in CBT Systems/Smartforce/Skillsoft/Whatever, and he always had a writing project on the go, in addition to whatever dull work we were being paid to […]

Cover design

Wednesday, October 01, 2003 So the publishers have been in touch with a rough of the cover design. Can’t really show it here, but it’s pretty good. My fear, given the subject matter of the book, was that it would be all Celtic-tinged new agey high crosses and swirly script. Or, going for the funny […]