So the edits are done - wow was that a slog! - and the manuscript is off to be type-set ready to be turned into a book. A book! In case you can't tell, I'm very excited!
Next part of the process? All the thank-yous! I thought this would be the nice, easy part of the process. How hard can it be to come up with a list of people who've helped an idea become a book? Answer: not hard at all. How hard is it to write thank-yous to all those people? Mega! I sat, laptop on my knees, fingers on keys, all good to go. What came into my head. Hee-haw, to get all Sottish on you.
There are two things I'm pretty rubbish at: goodbyes and thank-yous. I thought it'd be easier, what with it being all written down and not face to face, but no. I still suck. Oh well, I shall just have to hope that everyone who reads them and sees their name down there as someone I couldn't have written the book without can see around my bumbling and mumbling and get down to the core of what I'm really trying to say.
Ta. Muchos gracias. Thanking you. I am indebted... In other words: