I spent the latter half of December and the first part of January making language edits to The Balance, and am now also working with John Hudspith to edit the book on a part by part basis. I’ve decided to divide the book into 4 parts, and while I was working on revisions of Part 2, John edited Part 1. I’ll be sending him Part 2 on Monday or Tuesday of next week. I am taking 6 additional passes through every chapter before going to copyedit.
The office where I work is on the second floor of my home, there’s a kind of second living room up here, just outside of my bedroom, that I’ve converted into a office, although I put another TV and a couple of chars to sit in here as well. The stereo uses the same speaker system as the TV and is usually on while I work, served by music from my mac. I use a Mac Air as my primary computer, although I recently bought a 30-inch monitor to help my eyes a little, and I added a small Norwegian wood stove to keep the upstairs warm (see comment on windows below)
I took a few photos of the office and a couple of shots out of the office’s 4 windows (my house has 26 windows and they all leak air). It’s a nice, warm place to work, even when it’s -15F outside. My house sits at the edge (or even inside) Pike National Forest, in teh town of Woodland Park (The City Above the Clouds) and is at an altitude of 8500 ft (2600m).
John Hudspith’s Facebook page can be found here: