With the revisions done, and checks completed, the text has passed out of my hands and besides the odd feeling of not having to confront it every day there is the familiar insecurity picking like a vulture at the back of my mind – what have I missed? I can’t think of anything else I should have done.
It will be strange to see it when it comes back in a new shape. A5 is not apparently favoured in publication, but both my other books had to be sized according to publishers requirements, so it’s not unexpected. There is still Indexing to be done in the wake of this, and decisions to be made about the cover, but it feels very odd that 4 years work is coming to completion and at this point in August there’s nothing much more I can do.