Well, I’m starting work on the proofs for the (not-so)SSRLP today. I got the first PDF files back from the publisher. They couldn’t send hard copies, because all the air traffic is grounded in Northern Europe right now, including Great Britain. So I get e-copies instead. Just as well; I make the corrections on any pages I must by printing them. Then I scan and email them back. Here’s hoping there aren’t going to be many of them.
As the process winds down, I can’t seem to find the excitement so many have expressed over this project and Lord help me, I don’t know why. The only thing I can think of is, I’m less enthusiastic about it because it’s not fiction work. But it is a paying gig and it paid pretty well, so what the heck is my problem?
And therein lies the rub, you see.
I can’t tell you why I’m not excited. I can tell you it still doesn’t seem real. Maybe because it happened so fast. It was almost anti-climatic. It rushed by in a whirlwind and left before I knew it hit me at all. Maybe that’s it? I just don’t know. But here I am, working on the proofs which will go to the typesetter. This thing is supposed to hit shelves in June.
It’s weird; I feel like I’m in a fog most of the time on this. I can’t decide why, but I think if the true magnitude of being published and how easily that happened ever settles on me, it will make me pass out. Or maybe giggle like a giddy schoolgirl.
So I’ll try and let you know how it looks. I only have until the 26th to do this, so I have to get cracking. If I’m not around your blogs over the next week, that’s the reason.
God bless y’all.
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