Today is the last day of editing for me on Through a Screen Darkly. I’ll get to check the final proof in a few weeks, but this is my last day to make any changes.

What a week it has been. I can’t go into details, but let’s just say we suffered a significant setback in our process this week that required a great deal of attention to the text. As I am also halfway into writing a new novel, and I’m working on edits for the first novel, Auralia’s Colors, it’s an understatement to say that I’m exhausted. And I still have another day of editing on this book left.

I sat at the computer from 10 a.m, until midnight yesterday, reading the book out loud and addressing the problems that had suddenly come to light, and that was Day Five of this particular edit. I’m ready for a long vacation.

The book is fine, don’t worry. Suffice it to say that something beyond our control suddenly meant we had to go back and re-shape some things. But the good news is that the book is stronger for it, and even better news… by tonight, it will be finished.

Re-reading it, I’m overcome with gratitude for having the opportunity to tell these stories and share so many of my favorites with you.

What’s the toughest thing about closing the book? Easy. I have just seen a handful of great films… new films that have made my head spin. And now I want to write about those. Drat. I guess there will have to be a revised and exapanded edition someday… or perhaps a sequel.