Thursday night, I got sick. I’ve been out of commission since. My head hurts, my nose isn’t working properly, my joints ache, I’ve got a killer cough, and it’s all I can do to be semi-coherent through the fog in my head.
Even the movie The Fog didn’t have this much fog. Sheesh.
In the meantime, Pace spent the weekend working at top speed. She, Megan, and Marty were working long, intense hours to get our book ready for publication. I spent most of the time sleeping or hacking, but I’m told the book has been sent off to the printers – which means it’s only a matter of days before pre-orders are announced!
In a lovely finishing touch, Marty finished up his illustration of Pace and me for the back of the book. We’ll put it permanently on the blog at some point, but for now, you can bask in its glory here.
We really love it. We wanted a picture of us, but we wanted to stick with the fun, lighthearted style of the book, so we asked him to draw us. It’s perfect. He even remembered my eyebrow ring! (:
I’m so incredibly proud of my team. The three of them really pulled it together and pushed themselves like… something really pushy… maybe a soccer mom? to get the book put together, proofread, designed, and finished. They met and exceeded our hopes because they are made of awesome.
We even have a logo for Connection Paradigm Press, our publishing company! In an awesome moment of clarity and inspiration, I spouted out an idea for it, and true to form, Marty created it, and it’s totally amazing and wonderful. It birthed from the only moment of clarity I’ve had in days, so I’m particularly pleased.
I’m grateful to those people who did last-minute proofreading for us. I’m not even sure who you all are, because I’ve been too sick to be in the loop, but you’re awesome and I appreciate your help. I’m also extremely grateful to Pace, Megan, and Marty – I’m extremely grateful to have the three of the awesomest people in the world in my camp, working hard for our passions even when I’m too sick to get out of bed and be sweet to them.