The page design for the anthology is complete!!! Squee!!! I can't tell you how excited this part makes me. I just love seeing my book actually LOOK like a book! :-D
Even more exciting is the fact that I'm receiving these proofs now, only a month since announcing that this book would be coming out. True, BookBaby said I would be receiving these proofs in 3-4 weeks (and here we are!), but still! Those of you who were here for the first book may recall that this is SO MUCH FASTER than it was the last time. This makes me really, REALLY hopeful for a release date before the end of the year! ;-)
But enough about timelines and schedules! Let's talk about some beautiful book design, shall we?
I've got four images for you here today - obviously not the whole book, but enough that you can get a sense of what it will look like overall. The first two images are the title page and the beginning of the first short story. The last two images are the "origin stories" title page and the first page of those stories. As you can see, the design is vine-like and floral, similar to the first book. Yet it's also quite different - more complex, I would say. And I love it!
(Sigh.) It's becoming real!!! :-D
Of course, it's not real YET. I still have to fully review the design proofs to make sure everything looks good, and verify there aren't any typos that snuck in during the process. And then of course, there's the cover. So I do not have a specific date for you at this time :-(. But rest assured that we are most certainly moving in a forward direction, and as soon as I know something, you'll know something!
Stay tuned as we wait patiently for this next release! Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to go admire my new book a little more... ;-P.