Sunday, February 8, 2009
Copy Edit, Website, Photography, and Music
(Outside my window sunset is falling over the mountains. A horizon of magenta is fading upwards into soft blue. Another day is drawing to a close.)
Copy edits are finished and have gone back to my publisher. The next phase is the manuscript will be 'flowed' into what it will look like in print. Galleys will be proofed. After corrections are made, the novel will be proofed in-house once more before going to print. It's been so exciting to see the evolution of a novel.
I've been updating my website. I have a page for my Novel In Progress entitled Beside Two Rivers. Not only do works of historical fiction inspire me, but images, whether paintings or photographs, as well as music. Today, I bought the soundtrack to 'Braveheart'. It's so inspiring that my brain is filled with images of this novel. Music of this kind helps me break out of writers block. So, if you are in that frame of mind, I recommend you listen to some inspiring music.
Through an Internet search I found a talented English photographer, Keith Naylor. He has a photography training business called 'Going Digital', and his website has some of the most beautiful photographs I've ever seen. With his kind permission I am able to use his photograph entitled, Youlgreave. Youlgreave is an ancient village in Derbyshire, where my novel is set. This image holds tremendous meaning to me. It is a place I envision where my heroine, Darcy, first sets her feet outside a coach, on the road to a place called Havendale.
Last but not least, there is a new issue of Stepping Stones for Writers and Readers up. The link is on the sidebar.
Keith Naylor's websites:
His Photos www.pbase.com/falcn
Posted by Rita Gerlach at 5:34 PM