Loose proofs

Has it already been a month and a half since I made my last entry?  How the hell do people write every day in their blogs?  It’s nothing short of astonishing.

Anyway, the loose proofs came today.  At this stage, the book is looking like a book, and here’s the strange thing: it doesn’t look real.  As I get closer to having this manuscript turned into an actual novel, the more surreal it all seems.  On every other page, I see my name, right there.  And on the other side, the title of the book I’ve been working on for what seems like forever.  It’s all utterly, terrifically strange.