Yesterday I …

  • Filed for an EIN so I don’t have to use my social security number on business paperwork.
  • Proofed the ebook of Brave on the Page (yay!)
  • Acquired the second novel Forest Avenue Press will publish in 2014.
  • Took my kiddo to school.
  • Paid bills.
  • Went to Trader Joe’s.
  • Put the little one down for a nap.
  • Corresponded with our author and graphic designer about the advanced reader copies we’re working on getting out the door by next week.
  • Thought about attending AWP, and either pitching panels or having a booth, because the conference is in Seattle (nearby) in 2014.
  • Took a shower.
  • Made some changes to our ARC in InDesign.
  • Picked the kiddo up for school.
  • Did more family stuff.

I should wake up at 3:30 a.m. more often!

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10 Responses to Yesterday I …

      • I was a bit confused by ARC, too. 🙂

        I’ve tried the thing of getting up really early. It can be very good, for a while.

        Ebook, huh? Cool.

        • I just finished writing a post for Monday explaining ARCs, Anthony! I buried the definition in this little post: advance reader copies. Other people call them galleys, but to me galleys, sound like unbound copies, old-fashioned stacks of paper or something.

          Yes, we have a draft of a Brave on the Page ebook but I haven’t had a chance to proof it and get it finalized. We’re also working on getting it on Amazon, just for fun, and as a practice run for our September release. Fun fun!

          • I remember what galleys look like. Advance reader copies are indeed different.

            Abbreviations can get confusing. I saw a doctor’s name today with his degrees listed after. One of them was MPH. My immediate question was how many miles per hour. 🙂 (My father would have pointed out that “MPG” would have provided more opportunities for jokes.)

            Oh, yeah, speaking for your blog buddies, we’re awaiting your return. 🙂

            • What did galleys look like, Anthony? It’s my understanding that now they look the same–bound books almost indistinguishable from the final copies.

              MPH and MPG–ha! And yes, I’ll be back soon. I’ve been reading blogs here and there, but hope to get back to commenting regularly again.

            • I remember (and take this with a grain of salt, because it was decades ago and I have no idea where I saw it) a big stack of loose pages, clipped together, with the printed area standard size but with huge margins. I don’t know if the size was just because the pages were uncut, or to allow extra space for corrections. Or both.

            • That’s how I’ve always pictured galleys, but a friend sent me one last year and it looked just like the final book but with distribution info on the back.

  1. jmmcdowell says:

    Just the mention of 3:30 am makes me tired. 🙂 And that was on top of reading that list of accomplishments that already had me overwhelmed!

    • I’ve been overwhelmed for months, jm, but I keep plowing through! Every time I get a few tasks done, I start feeling more at ease and then something new crops up. Stress–I haven’t had so much since my days in journalism, but I’m also looking forward to slowing down and taking a break soon. It’s time to catch up with my blogging buddies again, take deep breaths and long walks, and hey, maybe even take a nap!

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