Monthly Archives: November 2009

Really Almost There

November 27 – I have about half of the reviews back. I am eternally grateful to people who have spent so much time on this and given my project their very best efforts. And it’s doing the manuscript a world … Continue reading

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Printed the draft for reviews

I went to Office Depot and had them print and bind copies for the readers. It was an exciting moment, to get those copies. I’m sure the guy doing the copying thought I was weird, because when he brought the … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review – La Choperia, Merida

Jim and I like this place. It’s on Called 56 between 51 and 53, where the owner bought an enormous unsightly ruin and lot and made something beautiful out of it. The dining room is huge. The chairs are hard … Continue reading

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Getting there.

I kind of finished the book yesterday, and started inputting my own proofs that I’d done on hardcopy. A group of wonderful people have agreed to read the manuscript and critique. I’m not going to make major changes, but I’m … Continue reading

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Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, by Deanne Rios

This is a post from my dear friend Deanne Rios. She retired from her long years at the Washington State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, has bought a series of excellent vehicles, and drives around aimlessly. She’s been writing about Cape … Continue reading

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Costco Merida

You people up north have no idea what a treasure you have in Costco. I am in in the Merida store at least once a week. Before Costco opened here about ten years ago, I had to schlep down every … Continue reading

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Bad Book Day

Today I printed out the whole book and was quite overwhelmed by it. I went through it with proofs and edits, marked it up, added continuity, etc., but I don’t know…seeing it printed made me queasy. First of all, I … Continue reading

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Bowker Company ISBN Website

I had a call from the Bowker company today. Mike Ruhl, who is a product manager there called to apologize for the trouble I had on their site the other day and to tell me the design of the site … Continue reading

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Xmatquil Fair and Belize Mennonites

Yesterday, the yentas went to the Yucatan State Fair. All we did was shop, talk and eat. It was disgraceful. I don’t think we saw a quarter of the fair and we were there for hours. We totally missed the … Continue reading

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Getting ISBN Numbers

Before you publish on Amazon, you need an ISBN number for your book. (International Standard Book Number). Any published book needs one of these numbers if you want to market it at all. It makes the book uniquely identifiable.┬áTo get … Continue reading

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