“I love writing – it’s both real agony and a terrific pleasure.”
~ Margaret Laurence
I’m just back from the post office, having sent off the proofs, the last changes to the novel’s text before it’s made into a book. It was such a relief, a really good feeling to hand it over to the postal clerk, 2-1/2 years’ work in a manila envelope. I had no reservations at all, not a pang nor a jitter. Somehow I felt lighter going out the door afterwards. I wasn’t expecting that.
I think it’s safe to say that we managed to pick every last nit.