Friday, March 31, 2017

Changing the Water into Wine

And changing the black & white into colour. Tonight was a book draft perusal and proof-read. A glass of dry white Las Mulas didn't seem to hurt the process any.

Though this page will be one of ten colour pages in my upcoming book, right now it's just a black-and-white issue.

I really like the way this book is coming together and my graphic designer truly does have the patience of Job as the emails and attachments fly back and forth!


Friday, March 24, 2017

Bird in Hand

Right now, I'm like the guy holding a dove for release at a wedding. Or at the Olympics. I'm holding the dove. I know what it can do. It can spread its wings. It can fly. It can go far.

The dove I'm holding is Trackside with VIA: Research and Recollections. But right now it's merely a handful. My graphic designer is working his magic. Getting ready to fly...

Highball! Soon I hope,

Monday, March 13, 2017

Read me a Storyboard

Storyboards - I used two of these to position the various items in my new book for planning purposes. Each item was represented by a post-it note that was easily repositioned. Necessary to get the book in order in my mind's eye. Now their usefulness has come to an end. They are in the recycling box.

Originally purchased for a train show display (below, shown with my first book), I repurposed them for storyboard use. I may repurpose them again as stiffeners in padded mailers I send my books out in. Ensuring your copy arrives in good shape, and I've never received a report that a copy has been damaged during shipping.

Awaiting word from my graphic designer,
I'm ready for the...

Saturday, March 4, 2017

You Can Judge a Book By Its Cover

This just happened. An email from my graphic designer with the subject line "Just a Teaser" included this image. Will you see everything shown on the cover within the covers? Yep. A wide range of eras, operations, equipment, trips and even modelling.

Research and recollections.

Just like it says on the cover!