I have just completed the new revision of ‘Countdown to Extinction’. It’s been a long time in the pipeline because of other work and writing commitments, but I’ve finally been through and made all the corrections and edits that I wanted. I suppose it comes with the territory that writing is like anything else: the more you do it and practice, the better you get. I look back now on my earlier stuff and see all the flaws. Hopefully the revised edition of ‘Countdown to Extinction’ goes some way to making it a much better book. It isn’t as extensive an edit job as Terry Pratchett did for the second edition of ‘The Carpet People’ but at least I can be happier with it now.
The next job will be the cover. Zoë is handling this, and as long as all is ready for the start of the weekend then all will be on time. That way it all should be ready in time to tie in with the reading I’m doing on Sunday of ‘Bringing Home the Stars’ (see earlier post). It also gets another job that has been on my to-do list for too long. What’s next underneath in the pile?