I have continued to take it slow with The Lilac Years. Time for an update… Continue reading
The Lilac Years: slow and steady…
I have been making an effort to proceed slowly with The Lilac Years. It has not been easy—once I start a new book, my inclination is to get it out into the world before I change my mind—but I am staying the course, as they used to say. Continue reading
The planning begins…
Starting on The Lilac Years
I did not realize until just a moment ago that it is already past midnight. That’s because I have started on The Lilac Years at last, doing the copy-and-paste from my Word documents into InDesign, and working on the basic layout.
Below are screenshots of a few of the spreads. So far, the main drawback to putting the titles at the bottom of the page is that longer titles are a bit troublesome. What I have been doing is to keep the titles their full size (Clarendon 13/15) as long as they fit within two lines; once they go to three, I fit what makes sense on the first line, then make the rest of the title smaller (8/11) so that it fits on the second line.
Of course, if I scrap this particular iteration, I won’t have to worry about any of that—but I’m going to place all the poems in InDesign first. Then the fun can begin.
(2 November 2017)
New book available now
My new collection of poetry, …but for the thoughts running through my mind, is now available. I haven’t yet created a page for it on my website (that is on my to-do list for this week), but it can be purchased from CreateSpace and Amazon.
Here is a peek at the front cover:
Happy New Year!
(2 January 2017)
ART 58 proof ordered
(UPDATE: Not quite four and a half hours later, CreateSpace notifies me that my order has already shipped…)
I had to make a couple of minor adjustments first, and wait for the files to go through the review process again, but I have finally ordered proof copies of the next book.
(11 December 2016)
New book coming in January
On the ladder (a poem)
An ekphrastic poem, inspired by my piece, ‘I’ve gone too far to turn back now’.
The Proof Is in the Printing
Yesterday, I finally got the proof for my forthcoming book. Because the Espresso Book Machine (EBM) at the University Book Store has been down for a few weeks (!), the proof was printed in Portland, on the EBM at Powell’s. Continue reading