Sunday, August 30, 2009

"This morning I took out a comma and this afternoon I put it back in again."
-Oscar Wilde (Irish Poet, Novelist, Dramatist and Critic, 1854-1900)

There will be an English and a Dutch version of the Secret Amsterdam book come September or October, and I offered, in a mad moment, to proof-read both versions - the first because I am, after all, Canadian, and I did, after all and once upon a time, study journalism; the second because...well, just because.

64,979 words later (and not done yet), I am not exactly cursing that mad moment, but I am looking longingly at the sun between my noughts and my crosses.


  1. Hey, thanks for the tip. I didn't even know of the existance of that book. I visited A'dam a good month ago.

  2. My, that's a lot of words! Beautiful photo. I love the mood.

  3. Another photo that makes me stop, look, absorb, and feel simultaneously transported (I can FEEL the atmosphere of it) and serenely calm.
    I earned my living as a book editor once upon a time, so I do know of what you speak!

  4. Thanks for making us see what we've forgotten to imagine :)