How Is Your Book Going?
Glad you asked! So I have a stack of 310 pieces of paper on my desk right now. 310 type set pages. My task is to go through them and catch factual errors and typos while another proofreader does the same. Then I correct them in colored pencil (did I mention publishing doesn't like doing things electronically? They are turning it into a physical book, I guess). Then I send it back by 7/13. Then I have no more control of the book what. so. ever. Done. Sealed. Final. I lay back and get ready for publicity.
I gotta say that seeing it in type set form makes it all seem more real. I loves me the Times New Roman 12-point on the Mac, don't get me wrong, but now it seems much more like A Book than it ever has. Freaks me out. Exciting.
Publicity plans seem to include a book conference in Portland, another one in Austin, then touring to Boston, DC, Milwaukee(!), Minneapolis, SF, Portland, and back to Seattle. Also, a launch party/interview thing on 10/4 (good buddy) in Seattle and a speaking thing here maybe at Town Hall. And bookstores here. And hopefully some national media out of NYC or LA.
Final subtitle is also decided: How I Tried to be a Righty With the Help of Richard Nixon, Sean Hannity, Toby Keith, and Beef Jerky.
And it's available for pre-order!