View Full Version : Finished both my UK and USA proofs!

04-29-2007, 01:13 AM
Not one of the bigger accomplishments out there, and yet I feel overwhelmed with emotion. Not only is it surprisingly tough to read over 300 pages twice in two weeks (just after you have gone through copy edits, and before that three rounds of edit edits), but it is one of the very last stages before my book becomes a real life book.

Most people know here about the amazing journey ORION has been on (if not check out her blog www.pkwood.blogspot.com ), and how she just burst into tears when she was sent her ARCs. Well I feel very similar now having finished my proofs and knowing now that that is the next step. I feel so lucky, and so overwhelmed.

But also I just feel relieved to have them over with.

So yay!! Done my proofs! I think this calls for a Snoopy dance!


04-29-2007, 01:14 AM
:snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy:

David McAfee
04-29-2007, 05:24 AM
That's great, Adrienne! I hope to hit that stage someday. :)

The Lady
04-29-2007, 05:39 AM
Yeah, congrats. Can't wait to have a tough two weeks like that. :D

04-29-2007, 06:32 AM
Congrats, Adrienne! It's wonderful hearing about fellow writers' successes, and I feel honoured to be a witness to such happiness. Here's to the 'Day of the ARCs', coming soon!

04-29-2007, 07:10 AM
Ooooo that's so great!! Now I'm green with envy :D

04-29-2007, 09:05 AM
Whew! Slogging work, but wow. Just wow. Imagine. It's a job only YOU could do. No one else on this planet could proof YOUR book. Not with the same eye, the same love, the same heart and soul.

Yeah, you deserve all the emotions you're feeling. Congrats!

04-29-2007, 09:25 AM
How about ten snoop dancing doggies! Good job and congrats.

:snoopy::snoopy::snoopy::snoopy::snoopy::snoopy::s noopy::snoopy::snoopy::snoopy::snoopy::snoopy:

Saundra Julian
04-29-2007, 12:23 PM
How wonderful, congratulations!

04-29-2007, 05:57 PM
Wow! Sounds like an emotional rollercoaster; one I hope to ride someday. Good for you. Enjoy your ride!!

04-29-2007, 08:27 PM
I am totally enjoying the ride, everything is so new to me! When I first got my proofs I got all teary because they look like how your book is going to eventually look, the font, the layout . . . It was amazing.

Anyway, as ever, thank you all so much for your support!! Big kisses!

Penguin Queen
04-29-2007, 10:03 PM
Proofs are fecking amazing!! Big rite of passage stuff, huh? :) *

:snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy:

Toothpaste, I really look forward to your book -- I'm gonna buy it.

*Ive just spent the weekend speed-reading mine, because they're going to the printers on Monday. OMG.

04-30-2007, 09:06 AM
Congratulations. I'm definately going to be ordering your book and reading it.

04-30-2007, 06:05 PM
Each steps brings your dream closer and closer to a tangible reality. Good for you!

04-30-2007, 06:12 PM
Thank you all again so much! It's nice to be around people who understand a) what proofs are and b) the accomplishment in finishing them!

You guys totally rock!

04-30-2007, 07:45 PM
Can't wait to read your book!