Comments are welcome but please have the courtesy to sign your name. Unsigned comments will be deleted.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

No Winter Blahs

The fact that I have not posted for nearly a week does not mean nothing has happened. Quite the contrary. I've been glued to my keyboard all week working feverishly on several projects and simply did not have time to write a post.
In addition to trying to write a new story, I am in the midst of reviewing the manuscript for the reprinting of Hidden Riches. I spent most of a day on it with the editor and am now giving it my final review and tweaking. That included a trip to a cemetery and library in Lancaster County yesterday to check the accuracy of a couple statements in the new Preface. I hope to wrap up that project next week.
The other major project was preparing a slide show of our Israel trip in 2008 to show at the company banquet on Monday night. When we were asked to do this back about Thanksgiving I thought it would be a piece of cake because I had a DVD with a PowerPoint show already made up. But when I tried to review it the thing didn't work anymore. To make a long story short, in the end I wound up starting from scratch and making a new slide show. That meant sorting through our 1300 pictures, selecting 156, and writing the narration to go with them. I am not one of those people who work best under pressure. I like to start early and just tie up the loose ends at the last minute. Working like this is not my style. It took me two full days but I got it done on Friday and it fits into the 45 minute time slot they gave us.
This week does not look like it will be much better than last week. I have too many irons in the fire. One thing is for sure, I won't get the winter blahs!

1 comment:

Aritha V. said...

With interest I read your blog. I wish you much success this week in writing.
God bless.

Aritha, mother and author of children's books