I took a short nap yesterday, and of course as soon as I lay down on the bed, Emmy erupted in the furious barking that signals the arrival of a package. When I went out to get it, I found shiny new bound galley proofs of Eureka: Discovering Your Inner Scientist:
I knew these were coming, but didn’t expect them so quickly. I asked for several to take to the UK, on the off chance that we’re seated next to somebody really famous on the flight to London, who says “Gosh, I’ve always wanted to blurb a book about science…,” so I’ll have something to give them. I’ll also have them at my talk in Bristol on August 13, and my Kaffeeklatsch at Loncon on the 14th. I might consider raffling one off, or awarding it to someone who performs great feats of
strength science, or some such. You’ll have to come to those events to find out.
Anyway, while I was aware that these existed– and I’ve been carrying around a big stack of page proofs and a red pen for a week or two– seeing them in the paper made the whole thing much more real and exciting. It’s a book! With cover art and everything!
Now I really need to finish off these page proofs. And my talk for Bristol. And the prep for SteelyKid’s sixth birthday party tomorrow (the social event of the season!). And…
But: I have a book!