This is Megan and I am delighted to report that the content of my new book was delivered to my proofer for the “final eyes” round. YAY! And there was much rejoicing.
I wanted to share with the tribe that the last three weekends of work have had uncommon grace on them for flow and productivity. I have basically done the entire content layout in two weekends (this does not include the cover). This means all of the fonts, and little decorative graphics, all the many paragraph and character styles, the table of contents, and pull quotes … and so forth and thusly. Book layout is no small task, especially if you do it well. It is just a lot of technical work, and plenty of opportunities for glitches. There were a couple of slow-ups here and there but nothing major. That was a tremendous gift all in itself. It has been quite a while since I did a book layout so I wasn’t sure how long it would take me to get in the swing of things again.
I believe that your prayers kicked in BIG time. My debt of gratitude is immense!
I don’t think there are many authors who do the whole process themselves, so I bit off a pretty big piece in this grand undertaking. But one thing that is gratifying is that the whole book -for better or for worse! – will have my fingerprints through and through. This Mercy loves an ecosystem!
The last big piece on my desk is the cover. The graphic design is done, but I still have to come up with something scintillating and gripping to go on the back. That needs to happen sometime between now (Sunday late afternoon) and this coming Saturday. I might get a start on it this evening. It’s either that or grocery shopping. I am sure that Philip (my parrot) wouldn’t mind going without his breakfast blueberries for a good cause, right?
Thanks again, my friends, for your joyful investment that has helped things to flow so well! I am hopeful to get the book off to the printer in October.