Monday, July 13, 2015


I watched an American Masters program yesterday on Harper Lee. It was fascinating. One of the things that stuck in my mind was part of a letter she wrote to a friend, where she listed some ideas for future books. As far as we know, none of them made it to paper. 

I'm having mixed feelings about reading "Go Set a Watchman". I have read that she is not the one who brought this long lost manuscript out of its hiding place. She is in a nursing home now and I kind of want to respect her wishes re: this book. If she had wanted it published, she had lots of opportunities to do so. 

But I digress... it was the list of possible projects that stayed with me. 

After attending LOOK3 a couple of years ago, I had an idea for a compilation of my photos taken from my car - "Auto Focus". When I got home, I pulled a few files together and then promptly forgot all about it. After the  LOOK3 festival in June, I revived the idea, went through hundreds of images and created "Auto Focus". I like it; mostly because it represents me completing a project! I'm not happy with's current book software. It used to be easier and allowed more control over the appearance of the finished product. Now, they want you to use your own program and upload it to them for printing. 

Anyway... I pushed through and have a book in my hands.

Note: I've published photo books before but they were based on existing projects - Photo-a-Day or SoFoBoMo.