You would think I am 5 years old excited about the visit from Santa Claus and all the magic that surrounds that time leading to Christmas morning. Right now that is how I feel with the preparations for the book to be final and I can hold it in my hands.
The only difference is Santa is played by my Publisher (who does happen to look a lot like Santa) and time cannot move fast enough for me. Right now the book is in the hands of the proof reader and until they are done. All I can do is wait.
Patience has never been one of my strengths. I want it now! Like that 5 year old child, I have no control. The difference is that I wait and fill my time with other tasks. Updating my bio, revising the website and occupying my time with real estate which all of a sudden has gotten very busy.
So patience is how we wait. How we take this time waiting and either be productive or not. We have a choice to be in joy or angry we are not where we want to be. It is having grace and gratitude for what we do have. I have been doing better with the patience, still have a long way to go before I can say I am patient.
I looked back at an earlier version of the book, it was at the end of the summer. What I realize now, it was a nice book with a lot of potential. Yet it took months of work and reworking the book to get to where it is now. All things in their time.
When the proof reader is done, I think I owe them a drink or two. I reviewed the manuscript sent them, and there were a large number of errors that I wanted to fix. There is so much I want to explore and write about. It may be time to open a new document and start exploring it for another book.
As soon as I have the proof back we will then be laying out the book and then I will have a date for it to be ready. Don’t worry, I will be sure to share the progress as it happens. I am just too excited to keep all this joy to myself! Who knows, it may just be an early Easter surprise for me….