5 Days and Counting

If only I didn’t have a day job… at least right now. I like having it all the rest of the time. Last night I ended up stuck at work until about 9 pm, and ran out of steam quickly once I got home. I really didn’t have that much time to dedicate to heavy stuff like the cover painting, but I did do some more holiday things… some of my online orders came in the mail. It will all work out in the end — I have to send the book at the same time as my parent’s gifts anyhow, so I’d rather wrap them now than on Tuesday’s crunch time. Especially now that I heard we might have a(nother) late night on Tuesday. ug.

Despite how it sounds, things are moving right along. I saved all the icons in their appropriate formats yesterday, and I’ve already inserted them into the latest Word document. That’s a big success because that’s always one of those things that I save ’til last and assume it will only take 1/2 hour, and then it ends up taking 3 and sets me way behind schedule. Word is misbehaving a little — I usually work in layout programs, and Word is SO not a layout program — but I think I’ve worked out most of the kinks. As long as things don’t start jumping around when I print, as has been known to happen, I’ll be okay. And my sanity will remain intact.

This weekend is the last real large span of free time I’ll have to get the whole shebang finished — meaning both manuscript and art. More updates as things progress.