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Over the Hills and Far Away

Well, feeling pretty down at the moment. Having heard nothing in a month from my last reader I sent her an email. She responded that she’d been very busy and hadn’t actually read much of my book. That stings.

Don’t get me wrong – she’s doing me a favor, and her being a full-time writer with a busy schedule, I can understand the limited amount of time she has for my book. I’m actually glad she’s busy – the alternative isn’t a pleasant thought at all.

“Don’t let me delay you,” she says. Funny thing is, that’s a lot like, “we can still be friends.”

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Over the Hills and Far Away

I’ve been working on a new video for the website. I’ve got what really amounts to a “music” video done (and uploaded) that actually tells the story, part of it at least. I will work on the finished product over the next couple of weeks as I anxiously await word from my last reader.

In the meantime, all the best.

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Over the Hills and Far Away

I’ve been waiting for some final but (I hope) very important feedback. It’s been tough just letting the manuscript collect dust in the meantime, so I’ve turned my attention to other things.

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Over the Hills and Far Away

Turning my attention to the promotional video on the website. I’ve been meaning to address it for quite some time but have had some trouble figuring out exactly what I want it to convey. I’m still not sure, so I’m going to experiment. We’ll see how it works out.

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Over the Hills and Far Away

Not really much to say at the moment as I’m waiting for input from a new reader.

To fill the time I’m re-reading John van de Ruit’s “Spud”, picking up some things I missed the first time around. The parallels are very encouraging.

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Over the Hills and Far Away

There are so many interesting aspects of writing a memoir. Some are funny and/or surprising, and some are frustrating as can be. I’m always amazed at what I thought I knew that I really didn’t or had wrong. One example is that I thought my father left for a new job in Anchorage in 1972, with us joining him the following year. Yet now I’m not so sure. It could be he went to Anchorage in early 1973 with us following him around August 1973. Hmmm…

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I’m very pleased with how the rewrites have gone – they turned out better that I expected. I thought I’d run into trouble due to lack of specific detail but it wasn’t too much of an issue. I rewrote certain sections the really popped, and that all adds up to a better reading experience.

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