We are now only one year away from the release of my book, The Prop Building Guidebook: for Theatre, Film and Television. Today, I am submitting the next batch of chapters to my publisher, Focal Press. I now have half of my manuscript submitted, though with editing and rewriting, I feel like I am just getting started. The good news is that pretty much the whole book is outlined at this point. That means I have to focus on every little point, refining the sentences and researching every claim I make. The amount of time it takes me to write a clear and accurate paragraph is the same as it takes to outline a whole chapter, so it feels like progress is slower. But it’s still very exciting to see it starting to come together. Just last week, my publisher sent me a mock-up of the interior design that they’ve been working on. It is very exciting to see a book on prop making finally getting the professional treatment it deserves; it is hard to believe that this will be the first book on props that actually has color photographs! Even if I wasn’t writing this book, I would still be looking forward to it.
Until then, you can check out a few more photographs which will be making their way into the book.