For the readers of this blog that care about the day-to-day operations of a publication such as ours, here is what NEBRASKAland’s associate editor is working on today:
1) Cataloging new images from new freelance photographer Luke Kathol. You’ll start seeing his work in October. And it’s very good.
2) Doing final cuts for my smallmouth bass story coming out in October. Some close-ups, some underwater, some action. I’m hoping it’s a nice spread.
3) Trying to read through the user’s manual of my new digital audio recorder. My last one had to be coerced into replaying interviews by several hard whacks to the side of it.
4) Looking for a bighorn sheep foot image online for an October mixed bag story. We have several nice sheep images, but no sheep feet shots.
5) Comparing notes with Fowler whether we should go with all summer sausage or some sticks made as well of two venison hindquarters from last year.
6) Making sure art director Tim Reigert has everything he needs to start laying out October.
That’s about it for this morning thus far. But I also need to arrange my schedule and plan a magazine meeting for July, work on my barn swallow story for November’s magazine, and start planning a magazine calendar for 2012. No, not 2011. Most of that has already been planned. It’s time to bite my fingernails about 2012 now.