I often have a lot of different projects going on and sometimes it’s hard to keep track. I’m going to share what I’m working on so you might see what’s coming down the wire and also for a little accountability. I might be a little vague on a few things that I can’t share details on, so please forgive me.
I have a couple of books on the go. One will become book 3 in the “Come Railfan With Me” series (Three Days in February and Lions and Lambs are the first two) and one will be a grain elevator book. There’s a third book that I plan to co-write that we are still gathering material for.
I’m hoping to get some significant work done on these over the Christmas break.
I have an article that I’ve submitted to a magazine (fingers crossed!), and another one I’m about to start editing for a different magazine.
I also intend to write one for the excellent The Trackside Photographer site, but I don’t have anything but an intention yet… what should I write about?
I have some more articles to write for the Prairie specific portion of the web site. The first step – that I am taking right after I click “Schedule” on this post – is to make a list of the articles to write.
A while ago, I was offered the chance to scan about twenty photo albums of grain elevator photos. I gladly accepted and I’ve been picking away at that ever since. I’m on album 7 so I have a ways to go. I wrote about it here on the Grain Elevators of Canada site.
Scanning these photos is a bit tedious since they are stuck in photo albums. Fortunately, for most albums I can remove each page and scan it. A few albums are ring-bound and I have to lay the whole album on the scanner and put something heavy on top to keep it in place for the scan. It’s slow going so I try to scan a half dozen photos each day.
There’s also a small pile of slides that I’ve purchased on eBay over the past couple of months that I need to scan. These are lower priority than the grain elevator photos because I’d like to give the albums back someday. Fortunately Donald’s son Greg understands that it will take time.
How About You?
That’s what’s on my plate these days.
How about you? What are your projects?