This picture of my arm was taken five days after I removed a Navigator sensor. No, it doesn’t hurt as much as it looks like. It hurts more. The other arm is much the same. I had wanted to wear Navigator non-stop for the full run of the shootout, but my body insists otherwise. There is also the fatigue factor of the multiple jobs, long days, and commutes. I’d forgotten how hard it is to post nearly every day.
Not to worry, I’m not throwing in the towel. Just slowing down a bit. We still have much to talk about, but not every day.
I’m also involved in what is turning out to be a fun and exciting project. Red Blood Cell Books has gotten many requests for both Kindle (e-book) and Audio (like books on tape, but higher tech) versions of The Born-Again Diabetic. At first I resisted the e-book, ‘cause I’m a book freak. Books are supposed to have pages and covers and stuff. And important books have hard covers, by God. That said, the message is what matters and I came to realize the e-book folks probably don’t buy real books and vise-a-versa. I gave that project my blessing and it is moving forward with little need for input from me.
The Audio book was trickier and became more interesting. At first I had thought it would just be someone reading the book; but the way I write is designed for reading. It doesn’t always work so well spoken out-loud. As various ideas were kicked around, then kicked some more, it began to dawn on me that this was not just a different way of publishing a book, this was a whole different media.
If we want to use the power of sound as strongly as we’ve used the power of the written word, we’ve got to do things a little differently. Just like turning a novel into a movie requires a screenplay “based on the book by……”; I’m finding that I need to adapt The Born Again Diabetic for it to be as good an audio book as it is a written book. So I guess instead of a screenplay, I’m writing a speakerplay. As you might expect, it will not be what you expect. I’ll keep you up to date, but I’m totally jazzed about this project.
CGM wise in the coming weeks I’ll cover downloads, software, highs & lows, and even a Navigator family photo album. It’s all still coming, the Navigator Experience: Good, Bad, or Ugly?