I hope you’ll bear with this first-time novelist’s excitement over the little joys along the way on my path to publication, because here I go:
Look what came in the mail! The galleys for The Red Kimono! For my non-writer friends, here’s the definition of a galley:
galley proof: noun
A proof, originally one set from type in a galley, taken before the material has been made up into pages and usually printed as a single column of type with wide margins for marking corrections.
So, this is not the “real” book . . . yet. But, I’m one step closer. And it was quite a thrill to see it, to flip through the pages and to read it in book format, rather than on a computer or printed out on paper.
Is this “old hat” for you who are mulitple-times published? Or, is it still a thrill to see your book in hard copy form?
Watch for the “real” book, including the highly-anticipated cover image. Coming in January by the University of Arkansas Press!