Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Galley pages!

Hurrah! My galley pages have arrived! I'm so out-of-my-mind excited that I'm going to be a total doofus and show you pictures. Here they are:










Don't I look so mellow in this picture? Totally staged, believe me. I was weeping like an idiot when I opened the package from my publisher and got my first glimpse of how my book is going to look.

Oh, happy day!

11 comments:

Katie said...

COOL!!! You are so not a doofus. Those are beautiful!

Myfanwy Collins said...

This is the coolest, Ellen! And you do look totally nonchalant (and beautiful) in that photo.

Buter said...

Oooooooow Ellen, that is wonderful. Touch the pages, read the proof, smell the paper, be as proud as you can be!

I remember how it felt when I first saw my proofs. That made it real indeed. I am so happy for you I'm gonna eat a big Dutch cake with cream and smile for you all evening.

The picture is beautiful and I love the way you look at the proofs of the manuscript.

Ellen said...

Thank you, Katie! But are you sure I'm not a doofus? I'm not even sure how to spell the damn word. ;)

Thanks, Myf! Hope you're feeling better today, my friend.

Daphne ... touch, smell, indeed. It's a sensual experience. Did you enjoy your Dutch cake with cream? What is Dutch cake? Maybe Don McLean can write a song about it.

Anonymous said...

Congrats, Ellen! They look fantastic.

Tish

katrina said...

Yay!! How thrilling it must have been!!

I love that pic of you--gorgeous!

Susan Henderson said...

Gives me goosebumps! I can't wait to have the finished product in my hands.

SusanD said...

EXCELLENT!!

Stephanie said...

You look great! How cool is this!

Manic Mom said...

Oh, I always wanted to know what galley pages looked like! Have fun proofing it all--that's what you have to do, right? Check for typos?

Ellen said...

Tish... Thanks! And nice to see you. Is your book out yet? I'm dying to read it.

Kat, Sue, Susan and Steph ... Appreciate it! I've run into one design glitch that has me a little anxious. Waiting to hear how it's going to be resolved.

Manic Mom ... Nice to meet you. And yes, for the most part, you're supposed to be looking for typos. I'm going over it word-by-word, but am happy to know a professional proofreader is doing the same.