Tonight I saw the temporary cover for my upcoming book, Fairytales Are Fragile. It is very exciting to see a book come to life. Writing is such fun, following an idea and making it into a reality. One thing I have learned recently though is to go with the old fashioned print after writing or save on a disk. I had started a new book and was into page seven when my computer crashed. I was hit by lightening and lost all my pictures, stories, email contacts etc. I had a back up, but it also was wiped clean. I now refer to it as the Great Computer Crash of 2010, my family has heard way too much on the subject.
Besides the book angle, I also am a freelance writer for several antique tractor publications. If you like old iron, check out the Red Power Round Up at LaPorte Indiana going on this week. It is fun to learn the stories people have about their equipment and their lives. I guess it all comes down to being fascinated with the who, what, when and where and mysteries of strangers, okay, I admit it, I am just plain nosey!