Sunday, April 17, 2011

Job well done.

I know. I know. It's 2pm and I haven't posted yet!

I've been lazing about. Enjoying the... snowday. Yup. you read that right. It's a snow day in April. Mid April to be exact, and it's snowing. Like crazy!

But that's not really why I'm lazing about. The real reason is, last night I had the Book Team over to celebrate -- We five plus partners, my two daughters and one boyfriend. Twelve in total. I spent the day cleaning and cooking, totally engrossed in preparing a meal for the Team to thank them and congratulate them on a job well done.

The designer, Rebecca, brought over the galley proofs and I spent the morning reviewing them. This is the stage where the only edits must be critical -- because these edits cost. So, it's about looking at something and asking... can I live with that? Will anyone notice it? Other than two photos that have a touch of 'green' where none should be (that's a photo processing issue, all is well. Except... I want to change the last page. I'm not happy with what I've written for the word, CELEBRATION.

I think, when I wrote it, I fell in love with the words and didn't step back far enough to ask the question -- what is best for this page?

It's 'live-with-able' but.... I'm thinking I may not want the last page to just be 'live-with-able'. I want the last page to be... A CELEBRATION.

gotta think on that one.

In the meantime, it was a great evening. Fun. Laughter. Stories. We all reviewed the pages. Congratulated each other. Toasted and cheered. Job Well Done.

1 comment:

Maureen said...

It's hard to let go but sometimes the thing has just got to get out the door.

Congrats! You deserve a dinner in your honor now.