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The Printer’s Proofs Have Arrived!

My excitement levels are almost unbearable!   But then I put that aside, to get on with the job of checking the manuscripts for the final time.   Already I discover why hard copy proofs are so necessary – there’s a layout problem with one volume. I hadn’t realised until I saw it ‘in the flesh,’ so to speak, instead of scrolling down onscreen. A lesson in trust Initially I forgot to ask the printer to supply proofs before going ahead! It’s so long since I was involved in the production of a physical book, not just ebooks.  That hiccup made me wonder if something had suddenly gone wrong with the serendipity with which this project has so far been blessed. (What? Did the Universe not support it after all?) Oh, me of little faith! The printer had only got as far as doing the covers when I realised and called a halt – and the covers are lovely. Whew! Then, the resulting delay actually worked to my advantage.   I’d invited my stepdaughter to visit, to help me (finally!) go through her late f