Sunday, September 13, 2009
It is done, complete, finis, cooked, printed, boxed, and ready to be shipped across the Pond tomorrow! I have been petting the Egg in preparation for its journey; giving it all kinds of good vibes; willing it to be compelling and clear.
Today, I finished it and then hesitated a moment. "One more read-through?", I thought. Then I suddenly got nauseated at the thought of looking through it one more time, so I made the chapters into pdfs and loaded them up to Kinko's. That's how you know it's ready to send off!
I went to get a celebratory milkshake and headed off to Kinko's to pick up the manuscript. When he gave it to me, I took it out of the box and held it up in front of me (just like Excaliber) and said, "this is my book!" - and the little old lady behind me actually clapped. It was very sweet. The Kinko's guy just sighed dramatically and shuffled off.
Now, it's home to eat leftover pork fried rice...
Updated to Add: It was a "Banilla" Milkshake from Steak 'n Shake - side by side vanilla and banana...yummmmm.....