Monday, July 20, 2009

Writing and Editing Several Projects

I often get emails asking about what book I'm working on, whether it be writing or editing. One would think answer these emails to be easy. However, I often have a few pans in the fire, so I'm shifting about from one thing to another. This means there is no short answer (unless you ask about a specific project). Okay, even in that case, because my time is interlaced with other projects, it is still tough to answer.

In an attempt to clarify and probably confuse, I've added a word counter meter to the sidebar of my blog (I'll put one on my website sometime in the near future). Now the meter is following a "project," which is unnamed. :) But it will keep with the project as I go along. And in the near future it will be named. (Many will be able to guess the project).

Alas, that is the most I can do for now, except reply in complicated emails. Well, maybe not all. I've found another word count meter that indicates my state and writing status. I'll try to make a post including it now and then.

So, for the moment: Yes, I am working on all of those projects I've been emailed about. There are a few, so movement varies from day to day. And, for those who have sent me manuscripts to read, I appreciate your patience. Oh, and if you send one via post, please include your email address or return postage...please.


Charles Gramlich said...

It is a hard question when you think about it. I'm often working on several different types of things as well, though I usually reply with whatever I consider the main 'wip' that I'm doing.

Stewart Sternberg said...

We talked about this meter. I want one. Where do I go to find it?

William Jones said...

Charles - You are ever so correct! :)


Anonymous said...

I hope you have better luck keeping your wips updated than I do. (I can barely keep the blog updated.) Like Charles, I can't work on just one project at a time so I have multiple counters and then find myself doing research for a project that I haven't even officially listed--such a mess. And, is it safe to assume that you're recieving all your emails?