Book proofs are here!
I have never given birth. But. I imagine that writing a book is a liiiiiitle bit like giving birth, in that there are so many milestones along the way before the actual big event of releasing that squirming little bundle of joy into the world. (This is of course a very inaccurate analogy, but you get the point, I hope).
September 2011 – Came up with idea for book
October 2011 – Began writing manuscript
November 2011 – Finished first collection of drawings
December 2011-February 2012 – Refined drawings, added new drawings, revised manuscript
March 2012 – Completed layout & graphic design, signed deal with printer
April 2012 – PROOFS ARE HERE! Proofs are just loose pages of a book. A proof gives you a last chance to catch any mistakes, and gives a sense of how the book will look like once it is assembled.
Now, let’s hope that my book launch is more like Parenting Magazine, as opposed to Teen Mom.