Quite frankly I never thought I’d be able to say it, but there we are. After one last marathon session, Pamela and I uploaded the book to the publisher last night. People, it’s done 🙂
Many of you know just how long and hard this project was to complete, with all of the work of writing and designing being squeezed in between “day job” work, evenings and weekends. As always, thank you to everyone who has rooted for its completion. You know, despite the five years it took to finish, I don’t recall a single person griping about the long gestation. That meant everything to me.
So What’s Next?
Well, with any luck, this baby gets printed in the next couple of weeks or so and the people who pre-ordered it will receive a copy to call their own. As always, orders can be placed here, or soon on Amazon.
In the meantime, there are a couple of things that need doing this week:
1) Update the cover image on the blog. A few days ago Pamela got inspired and tweaked the cover a bit, for the better, I think.
2) More preview pages. We’ll upload a few more spreads from the book, as well as the back cover. It’s a little difficult deciding what to share because the sections I’m most proud of are also the ones that I want people to be pleasantly surprised to find while reading it. I don’t really want to “give everything away in the movie trailer,” you know? Still, nice problem to have.
3) Launch party. We’ve never really had one for one of our books before, so we’re hoping to put something together for this one. We had some tentative plans to do something in LA…we’ll see if that’s still doable.
All right, everybody, take a deep breath. Now the fun begins 🙂
All the best,