I’m currently 1/4 into the second round of editing, which I hope to finish within a couple of weeks. After the third round, I’ll begin laying out the book and getting it ready for printing and publishing!
Making a book sure is a weird process the first time through. Thank you all for your continued support and patience.
In a week or slightly more, champion Editor Heather will be finished going through the manuscript and making her comments & editing suggestions. I don’t know whether they’ll be extensive (as, of course, probably every writer expects) (and I do expect), but Heather said, “I’ll save my comments for when I package things up for you, but I certainly am enjoying the read.” So that sounds promising, doesn’t it?
I’ll start incorporating the edits as soon as I have them, and you’ll hear from me again when I’m at the next stage. By then I’ll have a solid idea of when the words will hit the streets.
Thank you all again for your support, patience, and understanding!
Tonight I emailed the first chapter of Adventures with the Mojave Phone Booth to the Kickstarter backers whose reward levels included it.
If you should have received the chapter and have not, please check to see whether it might have been routed to your spam or junk mailbox. If it’s not there, please contact me and I’ll get it to you via another method.
To all of you backers, once again: thank you!
We have reached the Kickstarter goal! My deepest thanks to all of you who are participating in this project!
In fact, not only has the goal been reached, but slightly surpassed–which is excellent, because I would also love to produce a full audiobook version (including excerpts of actual Mojave Phone Booth calls from the collection of recordings I made during my visits).
It’s noon as I type this, so the Kickstarter lasts for exactly three more days (until noon on Saturday the 20th). I’ll post another update then. Again, my thanks to all for your support and encouragement and making this happen!
Here’s Joe Cool, totally not concerned that the Adventures with the Mojave Phone Booth book Kickstarter is at 74%, with a mere 9 days left…but Wagner appears significantly ruffled!
(It would be a huge help if anyone were to post the Kickstarter url, which I’ll post in a comment on this post, in places that might be interested in the Mojave Phone Booth–any international forums, discussion groups, online Burning Man hangouts, et al. Muchisimas gracias!)
Derek Roberto and Kaarina Cleverley Roberto have kindly made available, in its entirety, their short documentary Mojave Mirage (2003), on YouTube:
“`Mojave Mirage’ documents the phenomenon surrounding a lone phone booth in the Mojave Desert. The booth constantly received calls from all over the world, while people from all over the world began to travel there to see it live. The film captures a day in the life of the booth and the controversy spurred by its popularity. The phenomenon which originated on the Internet, serves as a provocative metaphor of the Information Age.”
…is up, and it’s good, and you can hear it here:
And if you’re inclined to take part in the project to publish the book that tells the whole story (including many parts that have as yet been unrevealed), the Kickstarter for my book, Adventures with the Mojave Phone Booth, is here:
Many thanks to all who have contributed and to all who will contribute!