Tuesday, October 18, 2005
A Taste of What I'm Doing on Tuesday, the 18th of October, 2005
Today, I am working on the book. I am going through Chapter 11 right now, revising and rewriting, improving (hopefully) as well as cutting some of the bloat out of it. The first page of Chapter 11 is pictured to the left, complete with my mostly useless revisions. There are two more chapters after this one in the first half of the book. Note to those who bother to read the sample page: The first two lines, the ones in bold just below ELEVEN, are just for me; they let me know where in the book's timeline I'm at so I don't have to go back into the text to investigate each time I have a chronology question. Just a fun tidbit.
Also, I may be going to see Barbara Ehrenreich at the Margaret Mitchell House here in Atlanta tonight. She is the author of the bestselling, Nickel and Dimed, which is an example of "immersion journalism" about her experiences trying to live on minimum-wage in this country. Turns out it is impossible. She's got a new book and I'm hoping she'll be an interesting speaker. I'll let you know how it went tomorrow. Back to "writing".