|42. Grand Prismatic Spring at Yellowstone|
My editor says Round 2, copy edit, will take longer. It took her 4 weeks for Round 1, developmental edit. I hope she only takes 5 weeks this time so I will have the second half of April to complete the final draft for submission to the publisher.
In the meantime I have begun the process of digging from about 1,000 photos published in my blog posts (from about 10,000 we have on external drives) the candidates for inclusion in the book. Here are three candidates for each chapter. Please help me select the best photos by including the number of the photo in your comment. The one that gets the highest votes will be the cover photo and the top one in each chapter will be the chapter intro photo. Thanks lots!
From the Arctic Circle to the Tropic of Cancer
Candidates for Chapter 1
|11. Carol, the Corporate Executive|
|23. Mazatlan, Mexico|
Buying a Bigger Home
|61. with Liberty Bell|
|62. at Times Square|
Candidates for Chapter 6
An Intense American Education
|71. a Pimple in Montreal|
|72. Carol's Surgery|
Candidates for Chapter 7
4th Cross-Country Run
|83. Choosing Phoenix|
|91. Carol, the wife|
A New Cruising Lifestyle and Carol
|93. Happy Bill|
While my editor is doing copy editing, I am also comparing several publishing houses to find out which one provides best value from several angles: technical production, business value, distribution reach, and editorial value-add. My target is to be able to select by April 30, when I also complete the final draft.