“Second Pages” for A Second Blooming

I just drove home from Atlanta today, excited to be greeted by a package from Mercer University Press—“Second Pages” (also known as galleys) for the anthology I’m editing, A Second Blooming: Becoming the Women We Are Meant to Be!

ASB Title Page

 

It looks like a book!!! (Can you tell I’m excited? I rarely ever use more than one exclamation mark at a time.)

ASB ISBN Number

 

And it has an ISBN Number, so it’s official! (using more reserve with the exclamation marks now)

About a month ago I wrote a post about the terrific job the press’s copy editor did with “First Pages.” Previously I wrote about the publishing process and defined a few terms, so if you missed that post, it’s here. And now, this is my last chance to go over every word with a fine tooth comb. I’ve got two weeks to proof it.

The writing/publishing business is a bit like the military. Many stages of the process feel like “hurry up and wait.” I’ve been through weeks and months at a time with no deadlines on any projects, and now I’ve got three projects working at once and I’m in heaven. On the 400-mile drive home from Atlanta today I brain-stormed on my next project, which I’ve been doing for several weeks now. I might have hit on something exciting—more will be revealed. I guess this is just how my brain works—the busier I am the more energetic and productive I become. Boredom isn’t an option.

Just had to share the news. Stay tuned as the journey continues!

 

 

2 comments


  • So exciting!!! I don’t have to stint on exclamation points. ;) Best wishes with all the projects!

    September 27, 2016
    • Thanks, Joanne. It’s pretty exciting!!!

      September 27, 2016

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