It certainly feels very indulgent to have so much time to myself and my projects! No housework, no school wash, no work, no worries. My big to-do list item was making final edits to my book, and getting a cover done.
Yesterday I sent my eyes quite spare by doing the grammatical changes that had been lovingly marked up by a fellow Book Club member who like everyone, read the draft for me, but actually marked it up for me, page by page. I was so grateful for her time and effort, and rejoiced yesterday as I picked up the (let’s hope) last typo errors. I then got stuck into the search and replace editing which can go so horribly wrong at the touch of a button (thank heavens for Control + Z!). More than once I had that discombobulating experience of suddenly wondering at the spelling of words like “does” which had morphed into an alien appearing word instead of a commonplace verb.
Having done that I was allowed to play with the cover ideas, and get that in progress while I do some more of that dull fine-tuning stuff. I already have an ISBN and I just need to get it all together and hit send.
Sounds very straight-forward but I am overwhelmed at my audacity. Must be on the right track then!