Easter, Christmas, what day is it?
This is a weird one, proof reading your own Christmas book on the Easter weekend. It definitely felt a little odd sitting on the deck in the sunshine, mug of tea in hand, Radio 2 playing sunny type music in the background, the birds singing, and me knee deep in festive food, tinsel and gift wrap.
The slow reading through with pen in hand and pack of post-its to mark pages and spot the errors and boo-boos that look so glaringly obvious now, but went un-noticed a few months ago when I was scribbling and typing and reliving Christmas again and again.
I hadn't expected it so soon, so when the package arrived at the weekend I thought maybe I'd ordered some magazines or something. What a surprise, what excitement when I tore open the envelope and there was So Easy Christmas bursting to escape.
Seeing something printed and paged and all organised looks so different from the in-work on the screen system you are used to. It is all real, there and actually happening, bit of a wow moment really.
So it has been read and reread, marked up and signed off. Now back to the publishers for its next step on the road to the book shops and book shelves. I'm just so thrilled to be part of it all.
Have a great day.