Monday, January 14, 2008

Goodbye Galleys!

Sorry to have taken so long to check in. But, for some strange reason, the family felt I should spend some time with them (that is, OFF the computer) after my weekend holed up in a hotel. :)

Ahhhh....the weekend. It was VERY productive. Tomorrow FedEx will whisk the galleys up to New York. I am done, done, done with I So Don't Do Mysteries! Which I'm glad about. I am. Really. Truly. Really. It's time to let go. Time to move on. I know it.

However, I'm sure the Postal Annex lady will have to pry the package out of my hands tomorrow morning. It'll be that last-minute panic before I send my baby out into the world. How many commas did I miss? Couldn't I have tweaked such and such a metaphor? Was Sherry wearing too much makeup in the last chapter? All I can say is--please be kind to her. And friendly and understanding. Please show her some love.

On a technical note: the font is Officina Serif. I usually prefer a plumper font, but this one fits the book perfectly.

Back to book #2 in the a.m.

Have a great day!

25 comments:

Laura said...

ohhhh..how exciting! Way to go!!!!

Deep breath and let the package sore!!!!

YAY!!!!

Family Adventure said...

CONGRATULATIONS!

I'm so excited for you. :)

Heidi

Beth said...

It will be fine!
But, yeah, it's your creation (your baby) and it's so hard to let go that final time.

Christine M said...

Yay you!

And good luck on your second book!

Jason said...

I know exactly how you feel (but probably on a lesser scale). When I mailed out my short stories, I was about to panic. "Did I miss something? Do all the clues make sense? Did it rap up nicely? Did I get my commas in proper places (my worst part about english)."

I'm so excited for you, now I want to read it.

PJ Hoover said...

But just think how much fun you'll have in December when you pick it up off the shelf and start line editing!

Anonymous said...

Good job and you even did it without me this time. LOL! I am sure DH did a wonderful job with the kids while you were gone. Good luck on the 2nd book. Maybe I shold come this summer to make sure it is a success as well. :) xo

-YPN

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Thanks for stopping by. And your book looks fun!!

Hallie
http://wonderfulworldofweiners.blogspot.com/

Rebecca said...

Yay. Glad to hear that the weekend went well and the book is out the door. Onwards and upwards!

Melissa said...

Congratulations! What a feeling to mail that off. :)

Larramie said...

What a comfort to have book #2 waiting and wanting your attention, Barrie. At least you won't be an empty-nester. Congratulations!

Sara Latta said...

Congratulations! It's like sending your kids off to college--very exciting for everyone involved, but also a little sad.

booklady said...

That is so cool! Congrats on getting it done. And I'm sure the book is so riveting that no one would noticed a misplaced comma even if there were one.

Jim D said...

How very cool....now for the long wait til December. I can't wait for it to come out. I love ghosts and mysteries. The San Diego Wild Animal Park is pretty cool too (or at least it was when I visited it back in .... hmmmm .... I think 1974)

Jim D

bella said...

Yipee!
This is worth celebrating.
Toasting my glass of lukewarm tea, in place of champagne.

Christina Phillips said...

Congrats on your productive weekend, Barrie! And omg but it's not *that* long till December, is it?!

Eileen said...

I am so happy and excited for you!! This is just so wonderful.

Congratulations! Hand your package over and wait for the magic to begin. I can't wait!!

XOXO

Beth said...

ohhh....so jealous of you...to be a writer...what a dream !
Congrats on all your hard work !!

I also loved Juno...haven't talked to a single soul yet who didn't have wonderful things to say about that movie...wasn't the DAD fabulous ???

thanks for stopping by and saying HI !

Joanne Rendell said...

Congrats on sending your baby off into the world, Barrie! Woohoo.

Heather Harper said...

Congrats on being finished! :)

Sara Hantz said...

Hurray on finishing!!!!!! Your release day will be here before you know it.

Maureen McGowan said...

Congrats on getting it done, Barrie. And I'm sure both the font and the amount of makeup worn by your character will be perfect. :-)

Bonnie Ferguson said...

Congratulations!!! :)

Kelley said...

Wow! Congrats on everything you are getting done! That sounds wonderful in every way.

Moanna said...

Congrats and I love the font! Looked it up on font.com. It's a very light serif almost sans serif. Love the "l" especially. Very nice.

I'm hooked on fonts. This one is saying "take me home." Or I could wait and buy your book and enjoy it there, right??