Some the members of the Hamilton Mountain Writers’ Guild have been working on our next anthology. That’s right. Volume Five is in the works.
This spring I had been working feverishly on my contribution. I wrote some stuff out and sent it to my writing team for feedback. Draft one. I worked on it some more. Draft two, draft three, draft four, draft five.
I sent it to Laura and Scott who are editing geniuses. Then it was worked on some more. Draft six. Then sent it back to Laura and Scott. Draft seven.
Then sent it to our Book 5 Proofreaders. We have some amazing folks helping us polish our words up. Ron was assigned to help me and boy, was he ever helpful. He sent easy to follow suggestions to have it publication ready. Draft eight and prepare the bio. Sent it back. Oh oh, the formatting went wonky. Fixed it and sent it back. Then I got the blank template and inserted my story.
Then I had to send it to Neil. I sent it off with a ‘WooWoo I am done’ subject line and attached the two documents. It was a little bit later that I realized I had sent Neil a copy of the blank template. Sheepishly, I resent the template, this time with my story in it. So now it will go through the formatting process and hopefully we will have a book available on Amazon this fall.
Once that work was done I had no deadlines and no assignments. I really do work better under a deadline so our writing team has been assigning each other (optional) homework. That has been fun. We all come up with such different stories with the same assignment. Looking forward to doing that some more.
There is a fun Facebook group that I am a part of. When people find photographs, often from thrift stores, they share them in this group. Sometimes there are clues and other members try to help the new owners of the photographs. Sometimes there is detective work done and photographs have some mystery about them solved. Other times there is no information and the members of the group start making up stuff about the photograph content. They give the people names and make up stuff about them. Last week I had some fun.
What do you see when you look at the picture?