Research reading for Sounds of Soldiers

I’m entering the editing and ordering stage of writing Sounds Of Soldiers. Today I started printing out all the first draft chapters I’ve written so far (including some bits that weren’t finished and haven’t made it to the blog yet). AbiWord on the Elonex did some wierd things to the formatting, so it’s a more involved process than I’d like.

When the printing is done I get to sit with a red pen, tidying up phrases and writing notes whilst working out the order the chapters should be read in. All the while I’ll be doing some research. I’ve just ordered Sustainable Energy – Without the Hot Air and The Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience to go with Worldchanging: A User’s Guide for the 21st Century. It should all prove to be quite interesting.

There may be more first draft snippets on the blog, as I fill in the gaps I spot. But they’ll be irregular. Eventually there will be an rtf file of the results of my first go through at revision and then evolving versions until I make the final version available to buy/ try to sell it to a publisher. Stay tuned.


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