Good Lord, Christmas already? Don’t panic girls, it is just me doing the final proof read on “So Easy Christmas” which is due out in October.
There is nothing like the gentle thud of a proof filled envelope falling to the floor when the posty delivers it. Oh the excitement, seeing all the pages set out in print. Yes I know this is second reading and I’ve already had the thud of arrival before, but it doesn’t deminish the excitement, the heart racing boom-bi-de-boom as you pick up the package and know that Your Book is in there.
This time there were only two tiny changes to be made. It is amazing how many times a manuscript has to be read and reread, checked and rechecked to try to avoid the dreaded typos and general bloopers.
I love doing this, my old English teacher way back in the mists of time would have to smile. She always told me I had a great imagination and should write, “But maybe meet reality now and then”.
I remember writing the most complex and detailed story about wild horses in an exam at school. It was a great story, the teachers loved it, I loved it. Alas it bore no relationship what so ever to the brief we had to start with. My wild horses were asigned to the dreaded B.1.N file, never to reappear.
So here I am scribbling about Christmas, about herbs and home remedies, housework and recipes. no wild horses or vivid imaginings. Hmmmmm, really must do something about that sometime, maybe forgo the wild horses but definately get that imagination into gear and on to paper.
All ideas welcome.