It’s been a while since I wrote an update about the progress of my first family history book, and thought I would take the opportunity to do so tonight.
For those who have missed my previous posts; I have been working on a non-profit book dedicated to the life of my great grand-uncle who died on the 26th April 1915, during World War One. The book will be archived in libraries and distributed between family members and depending on how happy I am with the finished work, I may even decide to digitize this biography and hopefully reach a larger audience as an e-book.
For the last month or so I have been waiting for a commissioned painting which I am hoping to use for the books jacket cover, The work is due to be completed at the end of the month which I am very much looking forward to seeing, I will be showcasing this painting on WordPress once it arrives.
I still have one last chapter to write for the book before my first draft is completed, although this last chapter is on hold whilst I await for a personal war diary to be digitized for my personal use, and if the diary helps with the books progress then I will need permission to use its contents.
I have also decided on a book’s title, ‘7 Days to War, The Story of John George Woods’, although the Gemini in me may decide to change his mind at the last-minute :-).
Below is a short video which I originally shared on Facebook and with family, showcasing what I am doing and hopefully get them interested. I have had some wonderful words of encouragement from them.