I was on a business trip this week. I was doing something both interesting and stressful: videoing analysts at the company I provide marketing for. I had to learn how to set up lighting and sound, select and buy equipment, and then learn to use all of it. I think it all came out well.
But somewhere along the way I lost my Kindle. I'll try to track it down today. I don't favor the Kindle for regular reading, but when traveling or camping, it's great, given how much it can carry. So I had no other reading material with me, and only discovered the loss in the departure lounge.
To entertain myself I was forced to do something I've been putting off: proofreading the scanned files from my backlist, starting with Carve the Sky, preparatory to turning them into ebooks for a new generation of readers.
I got maybe 15% of the way by the end of the flight. This is going to take awhile. But it is essential. I'm resisting the urge to rewrite anything, though I do fix an occasional word choice I no longer agree with.
But, you know what? The book's not bad. I try to write things I would like to read, and Carve certainly qualifies. Maybe it can find a new life as pixels, since ink on paper (its natural medium) just didn't cut it. The question is whether I can give the task the time it really needs, given that I want to keep writing new stuff too.