Over the weekend leading into MLK Jr. Day, I again found myself holed up in a hotel room with a laptop, working on various writing projects while my wife was in a conference hall scrapbooking. This year the stars aligned and we both had a blast! She made some great progress in her book with photos, mementos, and written memories of us dating over ten years ago. I was really pleased to see the finished pages and would like to think I had a hand in some of the layouts, but the truth is I’m not as visual as she is. So I write.
However, on this weekend I built an Index for the Milwaukee Brewers book. Actually, I created the list of names for the Index – which is a huge step and took a lot of the weekend. The second part will happen when I get the proof copy of the book back from McFarland. I’ll have to go in and do a search for each name and list the page numbers where they appear, so getting the first part done is a huge deal.
The other thing I accomplished was gathering up information for the handful of Brewers blogs I’m writing for the year. I created a folder for each blog and did an info-dump into each folder. Normally I don’t work this way – I just gather the info and write at the same time. Hopefully this will be another time saver!
We’ll have another (what I like to call) Creativity Weekend in early March, although this time I’ll be working from the comforts of home while my wife scrapbooks at a nearby hotel. That weekend will probably consist of blog writing for me.
If you haven’t heard, my Brewers book now has a title:
Building the Brewers: Bud Selig and the Return of Major League Baseball to Milwaukee
Cover art will be coming soon!