At Bleeding Last!

I finished the second edition of “A Breathtaking Window on the Universe” in July 2013. Almost immediately, I started work on the Spanish version. But I got interrupted by family holidays, distributing books, and writing “The Seer’s Stone” and translating it into “La piedra ocular” (while local government subsidies were available.) That took longer than anticipated, as these things generally do.
Meanwhile I was tour guiding, blogging, writing the odd short story (some of them were very odd) doing an online course about moons, and sometimes even doing housework.
Family holidays came around again. Then I was I was tour guiding, blogging, writing the odd short story, learning about oral story telling, applying for governement business coaching and cleaning up after a mouse.
I sent “La Piedra ocular” off to the printers in October 2014 and re-started work on the second edition of “Una espectacular ventana al universo”. Yay!
I got the coaching. Double Yay! And almost the first thing my coach said was, “You really, REALLY need to do something about”
So I abandoned my secnd edition again, and sorted that out, quick before I had to pay for another year’s hosting at I planned it all out (see and got it up, and killed it before I could take a backup. (See
That meant that I had to pay for an extra year’s hosting anyway. So I went back to the much-delayed second edition.
And tonight I finally, finally sent the changes off for professional proof correction (absolutely necessary with Spanish)
I still need to buy an ISBN and double check half the URLs, but it feels like a major (and long overdue) milestone.
I’m going to have some champagne.

Posted by sheila

Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

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