Monday, November 23, 2009

A peek inside the editing process

Big goings on at the book factory here in the Bender household. The copy edits came back to me and the books has the beginnings of how it will be formatted. This is the next major step towards the publication of LEGO: A Love Story.

For those of you just joining us, especially you man or woman in the Czech Republic -- I love your colorful fashion and moderately priced hostels, by the way -- this book covers the year I spent building alongside Adult Fans of LEGO (AFOLs), in an attempt to learn what it is about LEGO bricks that makes it so some of us just can't put them down.

The copy edits are a group of questions, grammatical changes, and reordering of text, that helps the book become tighter and draws out the questions the average reader with no knowledge of AFOLs might have. On one level it's exciting because the total number of people who have read the book has skyrocketed to six, on another level, it's wonderful to get feedback.

Best of all, in order to check some of my writing, I was forced to reconstruct what I had built -- which meant that I, once again, had to play with LEGO bricks for work.


Andrew B. said...

Feels like publication is getting closer and closer. Can't wait to read the final book when it's released.

Anonymous said...

This is great news!!!! Stacy and I can't wait to get our hands on a copy of this. And we'll be expecting you to autograph it as well. :-) We'll certainly be pre-ordering this one. :-)