Coming ‘Round the Bend!

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.


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13 Responses to Coming ‘Round the Bend!

  1. Moonsun says:

    Wow! Awesome!! So looking forward to reading your book soon!! 😄

  2. Lee-Ann says:

    Hi Megan sounds awsome. what about a picture of you and your parrot on your back cover with a plate of blue berries!! could be fun!! 🙂

  3. Sonya says:

    Congratulations Megan. Blessings of joy, peace and fruitfulness to you!

  4. Serina says:

    Congratulations Megan. This is so exciting. Celebrating with you!! Can’t wait to read your book.

  5. Rebekah says:

    Celebrating your ecosystem!!! Tis a rare and beautiful thing!! Way to go girl!!

  6. Brant says:

    Wow, a book that is 100% Mercy; awesome!!! Looking forward to reading it!

  7. Cynthia says:

    Yay!! Much rejoicing, indeed! 🙂

  8. Nina says:

    Awesomesauce!!! Can’t wait to get my hands on it! Trusting you’ll find an equally grand back cover graphic! Blessings!

  9. Kristan Matoska says:

    I am so happy for you my friend! And I bless that flow to continue through this week as you create the back cover of your book. I can’t wait to read it and enjoy it and until then I celebrate your joy with you on a job well done! 😃

  10. frieda says:

    I just so sensed your joy about the weekend and I rejoice with you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Lynda T. says:

    Congratulations! May the remaining loose ends tie together just as smoothly!

  12. Round the bend and turning into the straight…
    Hear the cheering crowd… ‘Megan!’ ‘Megan!’
    And another sound…a glorious sound… ‘Got your back cover(-ed)’!!!!
    Glory sparkles abound, Megan! He has it ready for you! This back cover! Covered in Papa’s heart since forever! Every last scintillating flourish…
    What do you reckon, Philip?

  13. Janis Leal says:

    Way to go, Megan! You’ll finish brilliantly this week, and I’ll bet Philip will understand! Blessing you for a strong finish.

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