This last week I received my first set of Galley Proofs. This is a PDF file of the layout of The Bartered Bride. How thrilling to see the title page with my name under the title. To see the little hearts tipped sideways that denote a scene break. And the dedication and author note and the author bio.
Guess what noise I made? It sounded something like:
Undignified, I know, but straight from the heart.
My job was to read for tiny errors that had slipped through the cracks in previous edits. This is the last chance to catch things before it goes to print.
And I found some.
I made note of them on the Galley Changes sheet and then submitted that sheet to the publisher.
The next step for me is to see some cover art, which I've been told will show up in a few weeks. I can't wait to see it.
But in the meantime, there are other things to keep me busy, like proposals.
How about you? What's keeping you busy these days?