Tuesday, May 21, 2013

And Now, For an Intermission From My Break

You’d think, with the Blog being all quiet for a few weeks, that I’ve been sipping Pina Coladas poolside in some lush tropical resort. But while all may be quiet here, such has not been the case at Leadhead’s spread, where I’ve been so busy putting the finishing touches on my second book that "just" putting up a daily blog entry sounds downright relaxing.

That hasn’t stopped me from shopping and thinking. The 2013 Chicago Pen Show netted so many new and interesting finds that I’ve had to put them in a box in the corner of pencil central to keep them out of sight and hopefully out of mind long enough to get this manuscript finished. It’s been a challenge staying out of that box and out of George Kovalenko’s book!

However, I did feel the need to post one article during my "break." Nope, it wasn’t that I’ve gotten so fed up with editing that I needed to get back to my roots for a bit. And I haven’t quite got the manuscript done.  No, I need to write this article because if I don’t, I know I’ll be calling the publisher to say "stop the presses!!"

The trouble (ok, not the trouble, but the snag that eventually unknits the entire sweater) started when I was disassembling my Nu-Point Repeater to reshoot some pictures of the inner workings, and when I did, another piece fell out and I realized I hadn’t quite taken it all the way apart:

To learn more, this full article is included in The Leadhead's Pencil Blog Volume 2, available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and everywhere else you buy books, or you can order a copy signed by yours truly through the Legendary Lead Company HERE.