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Author Topic: Beachcomber's Tales from the day  (Read 154581 times)

Offline semmins

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Re: Beachcomber's Tales from the day
« Reply #735 on: Dec 08, 2016, 07:19:12 »
Merry Christmas  TJ.

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Re: Beachcomber's Tales from the day
« Reply #736 on: Dec 08, 2016, 08:27:39 »
Merry Christmas TJ  And heres to a healthy 2017and beyond!

Cheers
"I didn't come here and I ain't leavin"  Willie Nelson

"love hard, live fast, die fun" Kacey Musgraves

"Like a Wreckin Ball!" Eric Church

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Re: Beachcomber's Tales from the day
« Reply #737 on: Dec 27, 2016, 05:36:30 »
I have an updated word document of the entire thread of stories mang :o

Crazy,

Thanx for that info. - for some reason ( self confessed computer dummy ) I have not been able to retrieve all the Tales and other little anecdotes.

If I need any gaps filling, could you send me the missing Tales please ? I will keep on trying to download them all.

I have set February aside to begin to put all the Tales in order and I'm continuing to revamp and proofread them all.

I have set myself a deadline of the back end of 2017 for completion and hopefully - publication.  Health permitting of course.

Thanx to everyone for your continued support and encouragement.

"if at first you don't succeed, you've already been a failure once"

" we're not going back to the sixties - we never left "

"yep, nostalgia ain't what it used to be"

"I used to be indecisive - now I'm not so sure"

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Re: Beachcomber's Tales from the day
« Reply #738 on: Dec 27, 2016, 08:48:30 »
Crazy,

Thanx for that info. - for some reason ( self confessed computer dummy ) I have not been able to retrieve all the Tales and other little anecdotes.

If I need any gaps filling, could you send me the missing Tales please ? I will keep on trying to download them all.

I have set February aside to begin to put all the Tales in order and I'm continuing to revamp and proofread them all.

I have set myself a deadline of the back end of 2017 for completion and hopefully - publication.  Health permitting of course.

Thanx to everyone for your continued support and encouragement.

Sure! I would be happy to.
"I didn't come here and I ain't leavin"  Willie Nelson

"love hard, live fast, die fun" Kacey Musgraves

"Like a Wreckin Ball!" Eric Church

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Re: Beachcomber's Tales from the day
« Reply #739 on: Feb 21, 2017, 06:05:59 »
Re-drafting and proofreading 50% done now and I'm spending FAR too much time reading my own stories !!!!  ::)

There's a couple of fleeting Tales floating around that might make it to a full blown Tale, but basically we're into "write it up time" now.

First health check of the year done and still on track for stabilised situation ............... and the sun's out today ! ;)
"if at first you don't succeed, you've already been a failure once"

" we're not going back to the sixties - we never left "

"yep, nostalgia ain't what it used to be"

"I used to be indecisive - now I'm not so sure"

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Re: Beachcomber's Tales from the day
« Reply #740 on: Feb 21, 2017, 06:45:40 »
and the sun's out today ! ;)
can't believe it without a photo!

Crazy
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Re: Beachcomber's Tales from the day
« Reply #741 on: Mar 17, 2017, 06:45:37 »
I've now managed to recover ALL the Tales from my hacked [ 3rd time ! ] PC - and yes, everything now saved on an external hard drive - genius eh ?

That means I can finish off proofing and revamping the remainder of the Tales.

Coffee table book still a way off - but at least something is happening now.

And I haven't forgotten all the promises of signed copies when the day comes.

Robot Co .................. get in touch with me.
"if at first you don't succeed, you've already been a failure once"

" we're not going back to the sixties - we never left "

"yep, nostalgia ain't what it used to be"

"I used to be indecisive - now I'm not so sure"

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Re: Beachcomber's Tales from the day
« Reply #742 on: Mar 25, 2017, 17:56:55 »
Third time is the charm, right?    ;D
75% has been 25% wannabe :P

"Yep, nostalgia is not what it used to be."   Beachcomber

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Re: Beachcomber's Tales from the day
« Reply #743 on: Jun 16, 2017, 05:46:09 »
Coffee table book still in progress - honest !  ;)

I've been slowed down by health isuues - not my own this time, but a dear old friend [ of 45 years ] who has been fighting lung cancer / asbestosis.

Short version - I've been running him back and forth for hospital appointments for the past 7 months and taking his wife to and from hospital [ 40 mile round trip twice a day ] for visits for the past 3 weeks.

Operation was a 90% success with the tumor  and 80% of the asbestosis removed. He's back home now and a pretty good prognosis, but no guarantees of course. At least he now has 2 inflated and working lungs !

And me ? I continue to be in a stable condition and slight improvement from stage 3.

NO excuses now to continue with my Tangerine Dream project - and working on the Tales.
"if at first you don't succeed, you've already been a failure once"

" we're not going back to the sixties - we never left "

"yep, nostalgia ain't what it used to be"

"I used to be indecisive - now I'm not so sure"

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Re: Beachcomber's Tales from the day
« Reply #744 on: Jun 16, 2017, 10:13:25 »
get r done son!


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Re: Beachcomber's Tales from the day
« Reply #745 on: Jun 17, 2017, 02:19:55 »
I'm very excited for this book to come out. 


Here's where I list all my bikes:
'71 Kaw 250 Bison
'81 KZ750 cafe
'94 XR250L
2014 Yamaha Bolt

In progress: '68 CL350

END OF LINE.

Live to ride, Ride or die.

Past:
Rupp Minibike
Benelli Minibike
Tomos Moped (lol)
74 RD250
81 XT125
76 KH400
79 YZ250
77 RD400

Present:
14 Yamaha Bolt
81 KZ750E
94 XR250L
68 CL350 (in process)

Yeah, it's dangerous.  That's why I like it.

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Re: Beachcomber's Tales from the day
« Reply #746 on: Jun 21, 2017, 06:14:49 »
I'm very excited for this book to come out. 


Here's where I list all my bikes:
'71 Kaw 250 Bison
'81 KZ750 cafe
'94 XR250L
2014 Yamaha Bolt

In progress: '68 CL350



Talking of which ....................

I've contacted a couple of publishers, 1 of whom has expressed an interest, but I also have a couple of others to talk to. Still early days, but I've sent galley proofs of a couple of random tales to whet their appetite [ or make them sick ! ]

However, I now need some feedback as to the style of the actual book.

Large coffee table style ?

"normal" A4 size?

Paperback ?

Hardback ?

You know the drill peeps.
"if at first you don't succeed, you've already been a failure once"

" we're not going back to the sixties - we never left "

"yep, nostalgia ain't what it used to be"

"I used to be indecisive - now I'm not so sure"

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Re: Beachcomber's Tales from the day
« Reply #747 on: Jun 21, 2017, 11:51:22 »
Coffee


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Re: Beachcomber's Tales from the day
« Reply #748 on: Jun 21, 2017, 12:22:41 »
Coffee has to be dominated by pictures, IMO.  That's how I would make the decision on trim size.  What is the majority of the content- words, pictures, or both?  Is it going to be full, high quality color?  Coffee books are also closer to square.  Most commonly around 10in x 12in, or thereabouts. 

Workshop manuals or usually closer to your A4 size reference.  Considering the subject matter, that could be an interesting artistic choice.  You could even do up the cover graphics like a workshop manual.  It could combine color and B&W images throughout the book.  If I went with this format, I would consider what's called a trade paperback.  It's a thicker, full color cover usually in gloss or satin sheen or the combo of both.  I think you could do trade paperback in coffee or the 8in x 11in "workshop manual".

Considering this isn't likely to be a mass production deal, I wouldn't even consider going small paperback.  It'll be cheaper, sure, but I think the story and images wouldn't get the proper setting in a small paperback. 

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Re: Beachcomber's Tales from the day
« Reply #749 on: Jun 21, 2017, 15:01:47 »
My only reasoning behind coffee is exposure on the shelf/stand and a self serving feeling that people will pick it up and I can smile just watching them read a while, knowing what's up lol.

I know every time I go to a book store I always browse the coffee table books for goodies.


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"love hard, live fast, die fun" Kacey Musgraves

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