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!