My publisher, Sasquatch Books, just let me know that the galleys for The House of Hope and Fear are in. Good times. After years of work, there’s nothing like seeing a manuscript typeset and bound in book form to convince a person that she’s actually written a book. I won’t see the galleys for another month or so, when I meet with Sasquatch to talk about book promotions. But knowing that this amazing story is on the verge of being read is an exciting feeling indeed.
My editor just sent an electronic copy of the page proofs for House of Hope and Fear, which will be out in August. After endless writing, rewriting, editing, and more rewriting, my words have been transformed into something fresh and new by the miracle of typesetting. Exciting times! Only problem is, I can’t turn off the part of my brain that’s forever reworking a sentence, and it’s hard not to want to change everything. My editor is just cringing in pain as she reads this.