Saturday, 15 October 2011

Kujira -Copy Edit

'Kujira' Gets a Copy Edit

Hi folks

Just letting you know that I sent 'Kujira' off to my copy editor a couple of days ago and I'll be expecting to have it re-published sometime next week. I gave it a bit of a 'spring clean' myself but nothing too radical. It's amazing looking at your own work, months after you have written it. You can look at the text with a level of detachment that allows you to actually pick a typo or a badly expressed sentence and fix it up. In between I have been spending some time familiarising myself with the notes I took at a workshop I attended that was conducted by 'John Harmon'. I mentioned this in a previous post, 'I wish I had Time to Write'. Anyway, I tried to apply some of the plot design theory to Kujira but decided that for the most part I had already done it. If I had followed the plan 'to the letter' I don't think it would have been Kujira anymore so apart from a few small changes here and there and a decent copy edit, Kujira is true to form. - love it or hate it. Anyway, I'll make a bit of noise about it when I do re-publish.

Interesting to see the 'Occupy Wall Street ' protests have spread to Sydney and to Tokyo . People all over the world are fed up. As for Japan, it is not really the image that people expect of the Japanese though. They are usually passive but if you do happen to stir them up and tip them over the edge, watch out. They are also protesting the actions of TEPCO, the company responsible for the nuclear reactors that got smashed by the recent earthquake and tsunami. I'll be watching the news to see how this all plays out. Did you know that land owners who are seeking compensation from TEPCO are required to fill out a 60 page application form ? Anyway, at the risk of turning this blog into a rant I'll post my comments so far but I'll leave it there for now. Watch out for Kujira, coming soon to an electronic device near you.




  1. The copy edit to Kujira can't do anything but good to the whole book reading (less bump and typos I suppose).
    For the "rant" ;) ...well, today I've had exactly the same thought: "Japanese protesting? Impossible!" Then I saw them on the news...
    Perhaps we're seeing another "Jap-revolution".
    Or maybe just an awakening...

    Anyway...keep up the good work!

    I'm so clichè :D

  2. Cheers Andy

    It's a real time for introspection in Japan at the moment. I get the feeling that in the end, they are the ones that will come up with the sustainable and affordable clean energy technology that we have all been searching for given that this is the second time they have fallen foul of nuclear technology. Anyway, I'll load up Kujira as soon as I get it back from the copy editor and I'll send you a coupon to download for free.



  3. The Japanese are very thoughtful...indeed they thought to be enough safe with the nuclear.
    Unfortunately, disasters happen...and rarely it's a human foult, but you can play with fire thinking you won't ever get burnt.
    The most lovely and fascinating aspect of Japan is the strength and humbleness that they always show when it's time to stand up and collaborate to fix things up.
    In most of cases it's the same behavior they have when you're welcomed in their land.
    The bartender in Memoirs is a perfect example ;)
    Unless you wander around showing a "pleasure" card... :D
    Anyway, let's hope for the better...the Japan deserve it.

    Ah, the coupon...
    you could ask me where to send it, right?
    So this is my e-mail address
    (the one logged in for this comment too):