Progress on “Panama and Beyond”

Progress on “Panama and Beyond”

It seems as if everything I do takes ten times as long as it should.  I’ve collected illustrations for the Panama and Beyond book for months, and had them in place when I printed part of it for the family, but adding more letters from more steamship travel and not only organizing it all, but the editing our photos and getting permission to use other photos is a process that keeps stretching on.  I have a draft almost ready for “developmental editing” which will give me an expert’s opinion on what to keep in, what to cut out, and what to move around.  I hope the editor doesn’t want me to “throw out my babies” (favorite parts), and if she wants some of them out, I hope I have sense enough to understand why!

I don’t expect she’ll suggest throwing out the literal baby–The new parents with my infant mother, born September 1912.
                                            

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