I wanted to write a quick note to let you know that I'm presently engaged in reviewing the typeset proofs for Futureproofing, which arrived last week. You have to go through every single page, and use all these funny little coded marks to tell the publisher what changes you want made. It is all very tedious and very time consuming, especially as I have just found a significant error I made a few months ago in the manuscript.
That means I have to write out all these pages of coded squiggles, using a crib-sheet the publisher conveniently supplied. The poor crib-sheet has been referred to so much now that it's basically just two pages of crumpled stained paper, valiantly holding on to its life by a dog-eared staple.
Anyway, I'm doing the review in my normal blog posting time, so forgive the momentary break in transmission here. I'll complete the task on the plane to Australia on Sunday, and will be resuming an enhanced posting schedule from down-under