Apologies for the delay in updates, but there has not been much to update. We are back in the classroom at my school, and so much of my time and energy is split between teaching and wrangling a small human around my home.
However, I did want to let everyone know that my grandmother, who I previously posted about, recovered from COVID-19 and is doing well. She is awaiting the chance for my son to come visit her, and we are looking forward to that as well.
The book remains in the final editing stages. I have all the alterations that need to happen documented, and I just need to use the “codes” for Shane to know where to put section break artwork and fix italics in the ebook and printer format. For a little inside baseball, we had to come up with a code word for Shane that tells him “here is where the section break art goes.” The trick was it had to be a word that doesn’t actually appear in the book.
We chose KUMQUAT.
Anyways, that is all hopefully happening March 12th and onward, with the goal of wrapping in a week or so. At that point, the text will be in Shane’s capable formatting hands and we’ll get a proof shipped soon after.
As a final note, the general feedback from people reading for content is that this is the best of the series so far. I am thrilled people feel that way, because while I felt the first was a good book and the second a significantly better one, I wasn’t sure how much better it could get. If it feels like everything is building on itself in a positive way, well, then things are going according to plan.
Thanks for reading,