So that’s it. My book went to the Post Office, and its feet barely touched the ground before it was whisked away to the sorting office. To anyone who has already published a book, my apologies, but you’ll probably agree that sending off one’s first book is quite exciting!
Although I’m far from unpublished, I’ve never published a book before. I took a couple of days off the nine-to-five in order to get everything printed and saved to USB etc, etc. I’m speaking at a conference tomorrow, but at least I can look forward to a couple of days’ rest and relaxation after that.
Now people are asking me, “What next?” But it takes about 11 months from submission to publication, I’m told, so there could well be more to do to it yet. And getting it indexed, of course.
Meanwhile, a colleague has lodged an application for research funding, so that’s something else which might occupy me in due course. And wearing my “nine-to-five” librarianly hat, there’s plenty to be getting on with in any case.