Wednesday, June 06, 2007

I've started wading into finalizing in the bird museum after having not really taken a look at it for a few months since it was accepted. A few minor tweaks in punctuation, changes in ordering, some poems jumping sections. I thought I might want to cut a handful, but actually only one didn't make it..The sections seem a bit more orderly now. It helps to put the whole thing in a 3 ring binder and carry it around with me. This was actually a piece of cake compared to getting the fever almanac ready. I made myself retype every single poem to make sure it was exactly what I wanted, which took forever.

I am also beginning to do the actual production work on the Cornell thing, some gluing and stapling, odd things with keys and matchbooks. I hope to have the all the text stuff printed out and ready to go this next week or so, then the images soon after. Things are starting to get a little unruly in the study, though storage wise. I have stacks of stuff for about four simultaneous projects, plus art stuff, and I keep losing things. My keys. My bone folder. The electric bill.


Ivy said...

I just got a new bone folder! It's amazing! :-) Sharp creases! Does it do anything else apart from sharp creases, though?

CandyDishDoom said...

'Oh, I'll be submitting something for sure. What a cool project...'


Why do I always think in my warped head that other pople aer probably thinking, 'Pshaw. I'm not submitting to Juliet Cook's dumb project'.

I think I will be a very good editor and designer, though.


Do most presses, if they accept a writer's manuscript, allow them the opportunity to revise/revamp it before publication?

CandyDishDoom said...

Ok, I'm glad I can spell. people are. Geez.

wickedpen said...

Ivy..someone told me you could use it to burnish things, whatever that means, though I've only used it for creases..

Juliet..I believe most presses do. You usually have to send them a final electronic version of the manuscript for them to work with. I do imagine there are limits to what you can change before they start thinking it's not exactly the same thing they accepted, therefore major overhauls are probably frowned on.

I have some poets send me revised versions if they want before I lay them out. People have added things in, taken things out, but usually the manuscript isn't any worse, and is usually the better for it..

CandyDishDoom said...

Thanks for the info.