“Fluid of Life” Proof Arrives

It was a busy morning so when I heard a knock on the door, I wondered who was interrupting me in getting things done. Oh! A delivery driver. I remembered the proof for Fluid of Life was supposed to arrive today, but I had forgotten until I heard the knock.

Getting the first copy of any book is always exciting. I dropped what I was doing, opened the package and examined the book.

I love the matte finish on the cover, but I’m unsure if I want to stay with the pink background. I think I might turn it white. Flipping it over, I saw the font on the back was way to large. Okay, not too large, but it can be smaller and not so overwhelming. It’s been a while since I’ve created a 5.5 inch by 8.5 inch book, so it feels different.

This is the first book (except a children’s book years ago printed by a different company) I’ve had printed by Amazon that had colour photos instead of black and white. Given the number of pages, it didn’t increase the price by much, so I went with it. Most of the images were scanned from printed photos taken decades ago, and I’m impressed by the quality of the print.

Over the next week or two, I’ll review the proof, tweak the cover and make the changes needed. I should set a launch date. Let’s go with the second Tuesday of May. Whatever that is. The 10th. Now that it’s set in stone, I can’t change my mind. Again.

On my McGyver website, I wrote about the birth of Willow’s kid in the wee hours of Saturday morning. You can read it here: A New Addition to the Herd. Willow is a goat, if you were wondering.

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