8 Sep 2013

Instead of working in the hot garage or having fun driving along the beach, I forced myself to “do my homework” and finished the first editing pass; the manuscript will be handed to a real copy-editor this week. I absolutely agree with Winston Churchill when he said: “Writing a book is an adventure; it begins as an amusement, then it becomes a mistress, then a master, and finally a tyrant.”

In other news, a trackday has been scheduled for early October. It had to be later in the year to avoid the heat but early enough to not delay the book release in mid-November. Real safety equipment has been purchased: multi-layer suit, underwear, socks, shoes, gloves, helmet, and HANS. The reason is the realization that I’ve built something that can do me very serious harm if it all goes wrong…

My photographer/video buddy will be on-hand and I expect that we’ll get some awesome material: stills, track video, and what will likely become the promo video for Midlana. After the event, driving impressions and pictures will be added to the manuscript, the last additions before it’s moved to the last phase before release, draft copies.