I did it.  I just submitted my first ever book for printing.  “The Halbert Family Album – 2009” will be in a leather bound cover with photos and a slimmed down version of the blog … forever immortalized.  I hope that spell check worked.  I probably should have asked if Angela would edit it (she is always the one who points stuff out that I don’t pay attention to … like you shouldn’t use periods in a bulleted sentence.  I, of course, was baffled by this, so I asked how you handle bullets with more than one sentence — you can’t just leave a sentence open and hanging there at the end.  She responded that bullets should only have one sentence.  I think at this point she was mentally calling me retarded.  I just silently gave her the smiley face that I always write in email to convey emotion :-)  And then ask about the book she needs to write for me so that I can teach my child proper grammar and writing skills because clearly I cannot do it!)

      It is really nerve-wracking to send something to print.  It isn’t like on the web, where you can go back and correct it later if you find a mistake.  Or you can rearrange things if they don’t look quite right.  There is a finality to print.  Once it is done, it is done.  Too bad for you if you screwed it up, it is printed.  And on your coffee table. FOREVER.

      But I am very excited to see the end result – I have spent the last few weeks on it, trying to slim down my “Wordy McWordiness” into a more digestible quantity and gave a highlight of a years worth of photos.  It was really fun to see how my photography improved once I re-focused on it and learned how to use all the fun stuff within Lightroom.   Fingers crossed that it looks okay!

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      YAY! You better post pictures of it when you get it! :-)

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