Wednesday, November 21, 2012
What sucks is that I can't really enjoy them, because just as soon as I got the books, I had to pack my backs and come to my parents house for Thanksgiving. So here I am, without my book. But I have way too much else going on and I can focus on it better when my vacation is over.
My guess is after the second proof, I should be ready to roll. I want to sit down and read through it, just to make sure nothing wonky happened during their printing. It would be a huge surprise if I could get this out in December, as my goal was always the first quarter of 2013.
It's an amazing feeling to actually hold my book in my hands, and especially knowing that it's mine from exterior to interior content. I'll keep this first proof as a memento (It has a big stamp of PROOF on the back page), since it's sentimental, even with it's flaws and not being finalized.
I feel more confident with how the Twist cover will turn out, now that I know my way around full book cover design. Impulse will require some work, because I need to resize i properly, so those books I'm going to tell you right now won't be ready until early next year. Which isn't that far off.
So now, for the first time, I get to empty one of my bookshelf cubes and make that mine. Home to my books.
It's a great feeling.